Scorpion Reposado Mezcal Tequila is an award-winning Mezcal that is artisan-made in small batches in Oaxaca, Mexico, made from 100% agave, with a real scorpion in every bottle. This version spends between 2 and 11 months aging in oak barrels of less than 200 liters. Single barrel bottlings of their aged products ensure premium quality mezcal.
This Scorpion Mezcal Reposado has an oak amber color in the bottle. If it was maple syrup, it would be a medium amber - It is a beautiful thing! On swirling, it leaves a very light coating on the glass, which belies its viscosity. Sitting in the glass, it looks like a small puddle of sap or nectar. It is smoky and more understated and delicate than the Scorpion Silver. Dry, with a bouquet of lime, citrus, and cucumber - salt, and savory herbs, and on more warming: char, creosote, some spiciness. The oak aging, even at only six months, shines through.
The taste is dry and sweet at the same time somehow, with citrus, leather, dry smoke and lime, hints of cardamon, nutmeg. It is resinous on the tongue and mouth feel, whispers down the throat, and then leaves rather delicate warming considering the 80 proof. It has a smokey, spicy aftertaste like a mesquite campfire. This Scorpion Reposado Mezcal is amazingly complex stuff- very smooth and too easy-to-drink. It has bottled at 40% alcohol by volume. Enjoy!