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Del Maguey Minero

Del Maguey Minero is produced in Santa Catarina Minas, which is renowned for it’s use of traditional clay pot distillation.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O41X
Mezcalero:Florencio Carlos Sarmiento, Florencio Carlos Vasquez, Luis Carlos Vasquez
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 46%
Website: http://delmaguey.com
About this mezcal

The Del Maguey Minero from Santa Catarina Minas has a nose full of flower essence, vanilla, and figs with a burnt honey flavor and a bit of lemon. The Mezcal Minero is deep and warm, sweet all the way to the finish. The name Minero can be a bit confusing at first. It refers to a Mezcal from Santa Catarina Minas, and the name Minero is used by several brands that have production in the small town.

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.

6 reviews

3.6 of out 5 stars


El_Cura

El_Cura

11 reviews
1 month ago

Minero, almost, if not as good as Vago’s Espadin en Barro by Tío Rey.

Rorschach

Rorschach

16 reviews
3 months ago

Lot SCM-151
Mineraly with a bite. Smooths out after opening to air.

Rakhal

Rakhal

95 reviews
5 months ago

Lot 183A. Creamy, earthy and mineral. Chalk, hemp, cardboard. Dry short finish with little complexity and a lot of alcohol burn.

JRB

JRB

11 reviews
1 year ago

Del Maguey Joven Mezcal Minero / 98 proof
Hand milled, clay pot still. Hint of vanilla, heavy smoke and some agave. This was my second foray into a clay pot distilled mezcal. (Don’t ask about the first one I tried!) I’m not sure of the influence from the clay pot – did not detect anything in the nose or taste that I could tie to the clay pot. Nevertheless, this is a very good unique sipping mezcal. (Lot SCM-128)

Jonny

Jonny

324 reviews
1 year ago

Lot SCM 113. Found an old wax-top bottle of this and absolutely had to buy it. I buy all Del Maguey that I find with a wax top. The bottles look better and the mezcal has that additional age from being on the shelf so long. This one from 2011 is awesome! The age has done it well as I like it a lot more than some of the newer batches I’ve tasted. I’m really enjoying this a lot. If you like clay pot distilled mezcal, this is a must. It’s beautifully balanced. Aromas of wet clay and fermented herbs. The body has incredible finesse with notes of charcoal, fresh lime, and lemon zest. This is a really nice clay mezcal.

Lot SCM 113. Found an old wax-top bottle of this and absolutely had to buy it. I buy all Del Maguey that I find with a wax top. The bottles look better and the mezcal has that additional age from being on the shelf so long. This one from 2011 is awesome! The age has done it well as I like it a lot more than some of the newer batches I’ve tasted. I’m really enjoying this a lot. If you like clay pot distilled mezcal, this is a must. It’s beautifully balanced. Aromas of wet clay a

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Tyler

Tyler

298 reviews
3 years ago

The Minero is one of the classic Del Maguey mezcals. It’s very tasty and reminds me a bit of their Chichicapa offering, except it has more of a straightforward “smoke” on the nose and palate. There is a hint of leathery caramel while sipping and it finishes with a bit of a bite. The Minero definitely stands out in the espadin category. It’s one I’d recommend to mezcal newbies who enjoy bourbon. One interesting note is that this was distilled in clay, however I get much of a clay taste here. Batch 12-8.

The Minero is one of the classic Del Maguey mezcals. It’s very tasty and reminds me a bit of their Chichicapa offering, except it has more of a straightforward “smoke” on the nose and palate. There is a hint of leathery caramel while sipping and it finishes with a bit of a bite. The Minero definitely stands out in the espadin category. It’s one I’d recommend to mezcal newbies who enjoy bourbon. One interesting note is that this was distilled in clay, however I get m

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