La Fiera Mezcal
Oh man this was a come up. I came across these via instagram, just happened to see some of these crazy looking bottles on Uproot Andy’s feed. The design of the bottles got me curious so I looked them up. Found their tumblr and an email so I figured what the hell lets see if I can find out where to cop. I get a response from Andrea at La Fiera that tells me they aren’t sold in the US but it just so happened that she’s coming to San Francisco and could bring me two bottles. Life is just kind of awesome like that sometimes. That’s when I remembered I was going to Austin for FunFunFunFest so I wouldn’t be around to meet up with her. I ended up hollering at my homie to do me a favor and grab these joints for me. After I got back we were finally able to link up for a little tasting session.
Both are joven mezcals from Guerrero, Mexico where they are using a Maguey Papalote which apparently is different from the agaves that you’ll find used in most of the Oaxacan mezcals. The one with the white top was from Ahuacotzingo and had a lot more nose. It was more floral and sweet in smell and taste. It was the more delicate of the two is really the best I could describe it as. The red top was from La Laguna in Chichihualco, Guerrero. That one was the stronger of the too, it had more warmth and a stronger fragrance. While I like both of these the red top was really the one I had kept going back too just because I preferred it’s more herbal flavor over the sweetness of the white. I just really like that kind of wild anise flavor that some mezcals have and this one was just subtle and strong enough to keep things interesting. The smokiness is always welcomed as well. I don’t know if it’s the bbq fiend in me but that’s one of my favorite things about mezcal’s flavor.
I do not know if or when these might become available in the US but damn I hope it’s soon. I’m not sure the price point either but these should be here because as far as flavor goes they can compete with some of the higher priced stuff sold in the US already. I suggest you follow them on twitter, facebook, instagram, tumblr all that shit because the more popular they are the easier it will be for me to drink their stuff.