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Del Maguey Arroqueno

The Del Maguey Arroqueno is a limited special edition made from giant semi-wild, agave Arroqueño. The brand dedicated this Mezcal to Thor Heyerdahl.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O41X
Mezcalero:Florencio Carlos Sarmiento, Florencio Carlos Vasquez
Agave:Arroqueno
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 49%
Website: http://delmaguey.com
About this mezcal

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 iss fermented with nothing but airborne yeasts, 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.

Del Maguey Mezcal

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.

 

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7 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


3 months ago

I liked this one, not quite as rich and chocolatey as some of the other arroquenos I’ve had.

PDutton

PDutton

52 reviews
3 months ago

Very “arroqueno”. Earthy, meaty, buttercream, spices. Massive hit of vanilla, some clove and allspice, peppercorn melange. Beef jerky touches (dry TX black pepper kind), some date or fig, Angostura bitters, and such a great sweetness. The smoke has a slightly menthol (cooling) aspect to it. Light lemon oil with some time.

More acidic than expected, wish it was a bit richer. Feels a touch hot. Disappointed, a bit. Finish has decent minerality and length with spices and some date juice. Getting a little better with oxygen, will of course revisit.

Great typicity, but a let down on the palette.

Very “arroqueno”. Earthy, meaty, buttercream, spices. Massive hit of vanilla, some clove and allspice, peppercorn melange. Beef jerky touches (dry TX black pepper kind), some date or fig, Angostura bitters, and such a great sweetness. The smoke has a slightly menthol (cooling) aspect to it. Light lemon oil with some time.
More acidic than expected, wish it was a bit richer. Feels a touch hot. Disappointed, a bit. Finish has decent minerality and length with spices and some date juice. Gettin

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Rakhal

Rakhal

100 reviews
4 months ago

ARRO-171. Mint chocolate, guava, lemon peel, and cantaloupe. Fruity and delicious! Probably would have rated it a five if I hadn’t been trying it next to the San Pablo Ameyaltepec.

Patrick

Patrick

17 reviews
7 months ago

Lot : SCM164
ABV : 49%
NOSE : dark fruits mostly cherry, clay, bright and vegetal, sugary bbq, soya sauce and some late funkyness.
MOUTH : candy, silky, fruity, vegetal, smooth yet complex
Finnish : clay, very light smoke, silky sweet and clean
Outstanding mezcal! 4.5

thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
10 months ago

almost a 5, my favorite of the DM range. stewed fruit and burnt sugar on the nose. dark flavors reminiscent of heavily sherried single malt, complete with sulphurous char. burnt vanilla and blistered chilis. rich creamy finish. brooding and robust. a drink to end the night with.

Jonny

Jonny

323 reviews
2 years ago

SCM 141 at 49%. This tastes lovely. Clay on the nose. Lots of clay on the palate. Very mellow and balanced.

Tyler

Tyler

302 reviews
3 years ago

Honey and pepper. Papaya and cinnamon. Vanilla, clay, and jalapeño. This is a complex and flavorful mezcal that should be sought out and enjoyed. Lot 15/2

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