Del Maguey San Dionisio Ocotepec is part of Del Maguey’s del Campo (of the field) limited collection that focuses on field blends from different regions.
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|Brand:||Del Maguey Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Anastacio Cruz Antonio|
|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
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About this mezcal
Del Maguey San Dionisio Ocotepec is made with agave Espadin and agave Tepeztate on a ranch high above San Dionisio Ocotepec, Oaxaca, in the small village of Las Milpas. Mezcalero Anastacio Cruz Antonio roasted the agave Espadin and Tepeztate together in an earthen oven that is lined with solid granite. The roasted agave was then milled separately by horse drawn tahona, and fermented separately with open-air yeasts. These agaves were then then double distilled separately in a 150 liter copper alembic still, before being blended post-distillation.
Expressions, like this one, in the Del Maguey del Campo Series are one-of-a-kind productions celebrating the time-honored practices of the palenqueros and agaveros. Every small batch is a unique field blend with a composition dictated by which locally available maguey are at the peak of maturity.
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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