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Del Maguey Barril

Del Maguey Barril is fermented with nothing but airborne yeasts, then twice-distilled in an ancient style clay still with bamboo tubing.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O41X
Mezcalero:Florencio Carlos Sarmiento, Florencio Carlos Vasquez
Agave:Barril
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 49%
Age of plant: 15-20 years
Website: http://delmaguey.com
About this 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, 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.

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.

3 reviews

3.7 of out 5 stars


Rakhal

Rakhal

104 reviews
2 weeks ago

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’s not watery.

Tyler

Tyler

313 reviews
10 months ago

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

Jonny

Jonny

330 reviews
2 years ago

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’s still really good. I don’t see this around much and was stoked to find it in a bar.

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