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Del Maguey

Del Maguey
San Pablo Ameyaltepec Single Village Blanco Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 47%
98 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$124

Del Maguey
San Pablo Ameyaltepec Single Village Blanco Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 47%
Clear color. Savory, smoky aromas and flavors of smoked meats and cheeses, grilled tropical fruits and corn, olive tapenade, oil paint, and terra cotta and clay with a chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, epic, very long finish imparting notes of horchata, smoked peppers and peppercorns, and exotically spiced cookies. An amazingly elegant and decadent Mezcal whose flavor and finesse may leave you speechless.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Complex, Fruity, Herbal, Rich, Smoky & Spicy
Aroma Aroma: smoked meats and cheeses, grilled tropical fruits and corn, olive tapenade, oil paint, and terra cotta and clay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of horchata, smoked peppers and peppercorns, and exotically spiced cookies
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails, with cigars and on the rocks
Cocktail Cocktails: Paloma, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An amazingly elegant and decadent Mezcal whose flavor and finesse may leave you speechless.

The Importer

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Blanco Mezcal

Spirits Glass Copita Clear.jpg
Serve in a Copita
Blanco mezcal is a spirit from Mexico that can be made from as many as 18 different types of the agave plant, some cultivated and some wild. Most are produced in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. A blanco mezcal is distilled in a copper still (sometimes double distilled) and is not aged in oak, thus preserving a clear appearance.

Mezcal is often confused with tequila, as both are made from agave. But while tequila must be made from one specific blue agave, mezcal can be produced from eighteen different types of agave (maguey). There are two types of mezcal, those made exclusively from maguey and those made from at least 80% maguey mixed with other ingredients. Mezcal has similar aging terms as tequila, such as reposado and añejo, but generally mezcal is more of an artisanal product, so examples of mezcal vary more than tequila.

Most are double-distilled, while some are triple-distilled and then aged for several years in oak barrels. Flavors range from smoked herbs and pepper to tobacco and charred fruits. Serve these on their own, in an adventuresome cocktail, or with a cigar.