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Taste Styles

The Taste categories are based upon the commonly held mezcal groupings which define both the style and process of mezcal production. A full list of categories is below.

Blanco

White spirit, which can have coloring and flavourings added to it, unaged and bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels

Dorado

Golden – unaged white Mezcal but with a colouring agent added

Reposado

Aged in oak barrels for a minimum of two months but less than 12 months. This can be done with 100% agave or mixed mezcals.

Añejo

Aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 12 months but less than three years.

Extra Añejo

Aged in oak barrels for a minimum of three years

Design Categories

There are up to six Design categories in which an individual product can be judged, each reflecting the major product or display areas of the market. A full list of categories is below.

Category 1

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Category 3

Category 4

Category 5

Category 6