Del Maguey Mezcal
Del Maguey Barril is made from semi-wild agave Barril. Barril is the biggest and fattest of the karwinskii family. The agave used in this mezcal was fermented with nothing but airborne microbes for thirty days, then twice distilled very slowly in an ancient style clay still with bamboo tubing. This mezcal has a spicy floral nose with tropical aromatics of ripe pear, dark fig, and wet green hay. The long finish tastes of roasted root vegetables and umami, leaving the mouth with terracotta and a touch of salinity.
Really fruity. Not as grassy as you might expect from a Karwinskii. Plums, bananas, sour patch kids, and melon. Not getting much clay but there is some funk. Really good. Too bad this one is very hard to find. Lot 14-2
Lot BAR-151. Very fruity. Coconut, pineapple, plum, and melon. This could have easily been a five star but it was thin and watery. It was the end of the bottle at a random food truck in Montpellier France and part of me wonders if it was watered down. I will amend my review if next time I try it it‚Äôs not watery.
Lot BAR-142. Smells amazing! Ripe orange zest and lemon peel aromas. Very green palate with notes of minerality, crisp green celery, and lavender. A bit of heat and spice on the finish. Overall, the aromas are a lot more diverse and defined than the flavor notes. That said, it‚Äôs still really good. I don‚Äôt see this around much and was stoked to find it in a bar.