Scorpion Mezcal Reposado 750ML
Scorpion appearance: 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. First Impression: 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 6 months shines through. Taste: 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 a rather delicate warming considering the 80 proof. It has a smokey, spicy aftertaste like a mesquite campfire. This is amazingly complex stuff- very smooth and too easy-to-drink.
Scorpion Mezcal Silver 750ML
Scorpion appearance: Clear as molten glass in the bottle- 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. Quite a striking contrast to most clear spirits such as vodka. First Impression: A dry bouquet, hints of lime, citrus, cucumber salt, and savory herbs, and on more warming: char, creosote, some spiciness, and a faint trace of balsam. Taste: Dry and sweet at the same time somehow, lime, citrus, leather and dry smoke, almost a tannic. Light and spritely on the tongue mouth feel, whispers down the throat and then leaves a rather delicate warming considering the 80 proof with a smoky spicy aftertaste. Like a mesquite campfire, this is amazingly complex.
Wild Shot Reposado Mezcal 750ML
This particular expression is the rested or "reposado" Wild Shot expression, meaning it will have aged for a few months in oak prior to bottling. This will give the normally clear tequila a light golden color and additional flavor. Wild Shot Mezcal is supported and released by county music star Toby Keith. It is made not with Blue Weber agave (which is used for tequila) but instead 100% Green Agave. And there is indeed a worm in the bottle, about which Keith says, "It's not there for the looks. It is there to be eaten. It is believed that the worm will bring wondrous experiences and every individual’s will be different."