Review: Santo Mezquila

Review: Santo Mezquila

Why would someone want to blend mezcal and tequila into the same spirit? I’m not entirely sure what the motivation was, but Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) and Adam Levine (Maroon 5) decided this might be the next big thing, and Santo — aka Santo Puro — has now arrived.

The tequila used is 100% blue agave, and the mezcal is from espadin agave. The two are blended 50-50 to make the final product, so the “you got your tequila in my mezcal” debate can continue unabated, forever.

Let’s give it a whirl!

The nose has the smoke and sweet citrus notes that immediately scream mezcal. Blend or no, on the nose it’s the mezcal that comes through the most clearly — peppery and full of spicy character. The palate tones things down a notch. Santo is sweet and gentle, and while the smoky and pepper are present, they’re dialed back to where even a mezcal novice could enjoy them. This isn’t a bad thing, as it allows notes of apple, caramel corn, and some ruddy carrot notes to come to the fore, which give it a savory bent. The finish is on the short side, but with lingering smokiness and hints of that vegetal character.

80 proof.

B+ / $40 / santomezquila.com [BUY IT NOW FROM CASKERS]

Santo Mezquila

$40
8.5

Rating

8.5/10

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.

2 Comments

  1. Hector on May 27, 2023 at 10:54 pm

    I have and advise for you and everybody in the SANTO company , please have some real information of the history of MEZCAL and TEQUILA .
    Tequila is a Mezcal ( PIRIOD ) but have a condition , have to be made out of blue agave ( weber) 100% and have to be made in Tequila Jalisco ( or some other authorized regions ) . Mezcal es created in different parts of Mexico whit different kind of agaves but the most important part of it is the preparation of it ( a complete different way ) such as the SOTOL or BACANORA another agave spirits
    Mixing two agaves is killing the idea of the real Tequila and just create the spirit in to another Mezcal (probably with not the real process of Mezcal )
    In my opinion this famous people who wants to be in the spirits business are jus making a fake idea just because of his names
    HERE IS THE REAL POINT HOPE ALL YOU CAN UNDESTAND

    “” NOT ALL THE MEZCALES ARE TEQUILAS …… BUT YES ALL THE TEQUILAS ARE MEZCALES ”

    Hope you get it and help you understand the history of AGAVE SPIRITS

    • Ju218 on February 28, 2024 at 8:52 am

      It’s period not piriod if you want to make a serious argument make sure you grammar is up to par



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