Banhez Espadin Barril is produced by a cooperative of mezcaleros in Oaxaca. This is their core expression release, although their portfolio contains many other entries. Let's see how it is.
Sweet cream, honeycomb, faintly ashy smoke. Nice fruity note.
Super sweet - loaded with vanilla bean, cream cheese frosting, honey, toffee and salinity. Ash and satisfying woody smoke adds a savory contrast. Pepper.
Short but rich, loaded with apricot, pepper, mesquite smoke and clay. Complex exit.
Delightful for a bottle that is ubiquitous and easily found. It works so well in cocktails and is even more delightful neat. Strong work, Banhez.