Del Maguey Vida Mezcal
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery Del Maguey
  • Style Blanco Mezcal
  • Alcohol 42%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • agave
  • dried fruit
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • banana
  • ginger
  • cinnamon
  • burnt

Del Maguey

Vida Mezcal (0.75l, 42%)
Price $37.99

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Viva Del Maguey Vida Mezcal!

All Tequila’s are Mezcals, but not all Mezcal is Tequila, kinda like all Cognacs are Brandies. Mezcal just doesn't discriminate when it comes to agave (Mezcal can be made from all different types, not just "agave azul"). Mezcal is a diverse representation of all of the flavor profiles Mexican agave has to offer. Think of Mezcal as Tequila’s spirited, etherial, smoking hot mom, and Tequila is her celebrity child.

Del Maguey produces Mezcal using the ancient practices of the indigenous people of Oaxaca. They advocate sustainability and social responsibility, striving to preserve the ancient customs of the indigenous Oaxaca people.

Del Maguey Vida Mezcal is an artisinal, single village, organic agave Spirit, from the village of San Luis Del Rio in Oaxaca. This Mezcal is distilled from Espadin, an Angustofolia Haw agave species that is roasted for 3-8 days using Mezquite, Quebrachi, Huamuchil wood. The agave is then milled using a good old horse powered stone mill, fermented, and distilled twice in wood fired clay or copper stills. Del Maguey Mezcal is then bottled by hand at 42% ABV.

Released in 2010, Vida has a nose full of fruit aromatics, a hint of honey, vanilla and roast agave; the palate offers ginger, cinnamon, burnt sandalwood, banana and tangerine, with a long, soft finish. In their own words: Viva VIDA!!!!
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Region Oaxaca
  • Distillery Del Maguey
  • Style Blanco Mezcal
  • Alcohol 42%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Fruit aromatics, honey, vanilla, roast agave.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Ginger, cinnamon, burnt sandalwood, banana and tangerine.

Finish
Long and soft
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  • agave
  • dried fruit
  • smoky
  • vanilla
  • honey
  • banana
  • ginger
  • cinnamon
  • burnt
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Character Dogson
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.
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.
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”.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
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.
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”.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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