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Del Maguey Iberico

Del Maguey Ibérico is a clay pot distilled pechuga mezcal from Santa Catarina Minas with a unique twist – it is produced with Ibérico ham instead of the traditional chicken or turkey.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O41X
Mezcalero:Florencio Carlos Sarmiento
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Pechuga
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 49%
Website: http://delmaguey.com/iberico/
About this mezcal

Del Maguey Ibérico is a completely unique Mezcal that is made to the highest Del Maguey standards. The idea of introducing Ibérico ham in-lieu of the traditional chicken or turkey in a pechuga mezcal was suggested to Del Maguey founder Ron Cooper by Chef Ruben García during a visit to Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Chef Ruben was leading a research and development team at ThinkFoodGroup, a company founded by Chef José Andrés. A few months after Ron Cooper and Chef Ruben met in Oaxaca, Chef Ruben months later Ruben shipped a leg of Ibérico ham to Oaxaca to begin the testing of the new blend of mezcal. Ibérico de Bellota ham is a legendary ham made of free-range, acorn-fed, black-footed Ibérico pigs from Spain.

This unique pechuga expression has a spicy floral nose of carnation, tropical aromatics of gardenia and jasmine, ripe pear, dark fig, notes of wet green hay and forest floor. The long finish tastes of roasted root vegetables and umami, and a slate-like minerality and a touch of salinity lingers on the palate.

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

3.3 of out 5 stars


Aequivinius on Aug 6, 2018

6 reviews

  • Overall:

Nose lots of nail polish remover at first, but let it stand for 30m, and you get a nice mix of milk chocolate, baked sweet potatoes and chipotle on one side, and cold ash smoked fresh pineapple and cucumber on the other side; with some bitter orange peel and a faint vegetable note in between. In the mouth big hit of salt, very dry but extremely dense, dry clay, and bitter orange jam and burnt grapefruit; however, sweetness only starts in the finish. Big tobacco smoke hits you, with some dried smoked cherries and a slight camphor note. All in all, this is a very dense, dry-aromatic mezcal in which darker aromatics dominate. Benefits a lot from some air. (6 VIII 18, Spitz Bar Zürich, lot SCM 143)

Nose lots of nail polish remover at first, but let it stand for 30m, and you get a nice mix of milk chocolate, baked sweet potatoes and chipotle on one side, and cold ash smoked fresh pineapple and cucumber on the other side; with some bitter orange peel and a faint vegetable note in between. In the mouth big hit of salt, very dry but extremely dense, dry clay, and bitter orange jam and burnt grapefruit; however, sweetness only starts in the finish. Big tobacco smoke hits you, with some dried sm

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Jonny on Apr 6, 2018

235 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot SCM 143. Clean aromas with a bit of nail polish on the nose. The palate is light and rounded. A bit salty and lots of anise. For the price, I’m not blown away by this in any way. It’s good, but super expensive. Perhaps if this was a $100 bottle I’d be more excited about it, but unfortunately it’s like $215 retail. I’d give this a higher rating if it were about half the price.

Tyler on Jul 22, 2017

219 reviews

  • Overall:

Expected more considering the high price. Thankfully I was able to try this on happy hour. It smells amazing and the aromas outperform the taste here. There are sweet notes of syrup, meat, chocolate with a slight undertone of apple cider vinegar. It’s tasty just underwhelming all things considered. Stick with the regular Del Maguey pechuga.

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