Del Maguey Arroqueno Mezcal, 750ML
Del Maguey Arroqueno is a limited release that is dedicated to the famous biologist and explorer, Thor Heyerdahl. He is most famous for his book Kon-Tiki, which chronicled his 1947 voyage across the Pacific Ocean on a wooden raft. This mezcal was fermented with nothing but airborne microbes for thirty days, then twice-distilled very slowly in an ancient clay still with bamboo tubing. Del Maguey Arroqueño has notes of melon on the palate, like cantaloupe and a bit of baking chocolate in the background. It is very vegetal, reminiscent of fresh green beans, with savory medium to long finish.
MEZCALERO: Florencio Carlos Sarmiento
DISTILLATION: Double distilled in Clay Pot
VILLAGE: Santa Catarina Minas
ALCOHOL: 49% ABV
OVEN: Pit Earth Oven
FERMENTATION: Pine Vats
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Del Maguey (pronounced ma–gay), Single Village Mezcal was founded in 1995 by internationally renowned artist and Mezcal visionary, Ron Cooper. Ron introduced the world to previously unavailable 100% certified organic, artisanal Mezcal produced the original handcrafted way. Through deep cultural relationships with Zapotec Mexican Indian producers in the remote villages of Oaxaca, Mexico, Del Maguey harnesses ancient, original organic processes. Combining these methods with varying micro-climates and terroir gives each creation its own unique, rich, sweet and smoky character. Every product in their collection is made by individual family palenqueros (producers) in old-style villages. They are the first producer to credit each product after the village where our liquid is made. When you see their beautiful green bottles you know it’s Del Maguey. Most of Del Maguey's mezcals are distilled to proof, so the ABV will vary slightly between batches.
In June of 2017, international spirits company, Pernod Ricard, purchased majority stake in the company. Del Maguey is now part of their portfolio that includes Jameson Whiskey, Absolute Vodka, and Havana Club Rum.
By Mezcal Reviews