Alipus started out as a social project to show the world the rich variety of producers and agave. All from Oxoaca, there are 8 families producing mezcal all using traditional techniques and methods, which showcases the agave and the terroir of the land. Using 100% Esapadin agave, Baltazar Guelavila mezcal has lots of tropical fruits on the nose with savoury tarragon also present. On the palate, you gets lots of citrus and roasted banana. It is earthy but not vegetal, with nice strong smoke but not too harsh. Great sipped neat or as part of a smoky cocktail.