Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Luminar Mezcal

This is bottom shelf- Terrible. Do not buy! Save yourself some money and get an authentic mezcal. It is overpriced but tastes like piss. There is no information about the distiller, which means it is another of Total Wine's in house brand. 

Vital stats- Luminar Anejo Mezcal
Price- $44.99 for 750ml($4.99 for pictured 50ml sampler)
Age- 1 year
ABV- 40%
Country/Region- Mexico
Company- Redemption Spirits, Bridgeport,PA
Awards won- Top 100 spirits for Wine Enthusiast 2019( I seriously doubt this award)

Tasting notes-
Appearance- Light gold

Aroma- It has no smokey aroma, smells like a regular reposado, faint oak nothing else
Flavor- Bland, this is not a mezcal not smokiness at all. Horrible
Body- Light
Finish- Non existant, short finish. No aftertaste
SJ's Rating- Bottom Shelf 
It is not mezcal by any standards. Genuine mezcals are highly smokey with higher than 45% ABV. 
Occasions- None
SJ's pro tip- For quality mezcals, look for these indicators
- Higher ABV of above 40%
- In the label look for the specific village or area in Mexico it is distilled. 
- Look for artisan and traditionally made mezcals rather than mass produced piss like this one. 

This was a bad tasting experience(There is no guarantee every session will be good :-)). Go for some authentic mezcal for an enjoyable experience. Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly!
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  1. Sorry, but I actually like your bad tasting reviews best. One persons mediocre is another persons Top Shelf, but bad and terrible are usually shared opinions. Thank you for taking another one for the team.

    1. Hey, thank you for taking the time for this genuine comment. Yes, I agree and it all started 110 reviews ago when I was staring at the sea of choices in the liquor store. One goal - to find the best bottle for my self and in the process help others.

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