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Del Maguey Espadin Especial

Del Maguey Espadin Especial is floral with a slight note of vanilla, citrus, and a tropical note of caramelized pineapple.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O41X
Mezcalero:Don Rogelio Martinez Cruz, Leopoldino Miranda
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria Albarradas
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 8-10 years
Website: http://delmaguey.com
About this mezcal

Del Maguey Espadin Especial is made by the same producer of the Del Maguey Tobala and the Del Maguey Wild Tepextate.  Del Maguey has never formally released the name or the information of this famed mezcalero, but it is widely understood that he is a master of the trade. This mezcal is part of the Del Maguey Vino de Mezcal series. The first release of this mezcal was limited to just 330 bottles and was given to people in Oaxaca, New York, Boston, and California. If you’ve ever seen this, you’re one of the lucky few. Espadin Especial is floral with a slight note of vanilla, citrus and a tropical note of caramelized pineapple.

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.

4 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


Rakhal on Mar 13, 2019

24 reviews

  • Overall:

SMA-131. If I didn’t know better I would guess this had some Tepextate in it. Fresh jalapeño and wet forest earth. Some black pepper with mineral saltiness. Yum!

Jonny on Mar 10, 2019

283 reviews

  • Overall:

SMA-112. Super excited to see this older bottle at Barzon in Austin. Nose of lemons, peach, green asparagus, and chlorine. Tastes like rotten bananas, and aging wet leaves. Notes of of old vanilla beans, souring orange juice, figs, and dry stale dates. This just tastes like it’s a hundred years old. Like an old dusty library full of old rotting fruit, but in a kind of delightful way.

Joseph on Jan 26, 2017

18 reviews

  • Overall:

Nose: Interesting bouquet reminiscent of familiar Del Maguey flavors, but different. There’s a bit of the briny quality as in the Arroqueno and Minero, some fruity/funky notes much like the Tobala (same maker), and a sweet creaminess that ties it together.

Taste: Creamy, fruity, a sweet pleasant funk, and a hint of orange. The briny quality is there, but more subtle. There also a hint of smoke and bit of pleasant spice in the back. It’s a lovely integration of these flavors. Sooo drinkable. You can definitely tell it came from the same hands and environment as the Tobala. I initially saw this available for about $105 and was hesitant to go for it. I later found it at Austin Wine Merchant for $68 – a much more reasonable price point and more than worth it!

Nose: Interesting bouquet reminiscent of familiar Del Maguey flavors, but different. There’s a bit of the briny quality as in the Arroqueno and Minero, some fruity/funky notes much like the Tobala (same maker), and a sweet creaminess that ties it together.
Taste: Creamy, fruity, a sweet pleasant funk, and a hint of orange. The briny quality is there, but more subtle. There also a hint of smoke and bit of pleasant spice in the back. It’s a lovely integration of these flavors. Sooo drinkable

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Tyler on Jan 1, 2017

256 reviews

  • Overall:

Dangerously easy to drink. Classic espadin notes and full of fruity sweetness. Lots of mint, rose water, and lemon flavors. Kind of a high price point compared to other delicious espadins but very good. Batch 2012-3

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