Del Maguey Barril Mezcal
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  • spicy
  • floral
  • jasmine
  • pear
  • figs
  • vegetal
  • umami
  • fruit
  • agave

Del Maguey

Barril Mezcal (0.75l, 49%)
Price $124.99

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This is some unique, limited edition Mezcal from the one and only Del Maguey.

Ron Cooper of Taos, New Mexico, loves Mezcal. He loves everything about it from the choice agave plants used to the local "palenques" (distilleries) brewing up this sacred elixir. "Maguey" is the Aztec word for "agave". So he established Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal in 1995, spending his days searching the back roads of Mexico discovering the small family farm distilleries making Mezcal with local flair. He bottles up their local Spirit and sells these previously unavailable, small batch artisanal releases to a grateful public.

Del Maguey is a brand that prides itself on its sustainability and focus on village producers. Taking their processes back to the ancient traditions of the Oaxaca people, Del Maguey ensures that these traditions are enshrined in their product. Sourcing their Mezcal from individual villages, they support micro-economies. This allows them to take a step back from all that mass produced Mezcal and present something unique to the market.

Now, for something really unique, you're gonna want to go with this special edition from their Vino De Mezcal series, dedicated to the wizardry and know-how of the 80-year-old master palenquero "Don Lencho". Made from 100% semi-wild maguey Barril, which is one of the biggest and fattest varieties, these were roasted in a conical pit over scorching hot rocks and then buried in earth for 3 days. And what do they use for fermentation? Oh, they just let the good ol’ airborne microbes do their thang for 30 days. Then, double super slow distillation in an ancient style clay still. It’s all very natural and very ancient. The result is almost undescribable, but we can tell you there’s a striking umami finish. 
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Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Spicy and floral. Notes of gardenia and jasmine, ripe pear and dark fig.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Round, soft and gentle.

Finish
Long. Roasted root vegetables and umami.
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  • spicy
  • floral
  • jasmine
  • pear
  • figs
  • vegetal
  • umami
  • fruit
  • agave
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Character Dogson
Founder Ron Cooper was one of the pioneering members of the Light and Space art scene in the 1960s. He calls Del Maguey “liquid art”.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Founder Ron Cooper was one of the pioneering members of the Light and Space art scene in the 1960s. He calls Del Maguey “liquid art”.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
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