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Del Maguey San Jose Rio Minas

Del Maguey San Jose Rio Minas is meant to be a living example of the saying “You don’t find mezcal; mezcal finds you.”

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
Mezcalero:Roberto Gutierrez Ramirez
Town:San Jose Rio Minas
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 8-10 years
Website: http://delmaguey.com/rio/, opens in new window
About this mezcal

Del Maguey San Jose Rio Minas is made with agave Espadin. This Vino de Mezcal is meant to be a living example of the saying “You don’t find mezcal; mezcal finds you.” According to their story, Ron Cooper met Don Roberto while going down a canyon lush with wild agaves in the middle of nowhere. He was out deer hunting with some friends many hours on foot from their village. They were told about the village of Rio Minas, and Don Roberto passed them a half-liter plastic water bottle with an incredible mezcal inside. This mezcal has a bright sweet nose of papaya and ripe peaches, which gives way to a lightly sweet and floral 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.

4 reviews

3.25 out of 5



273 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot Rio-141. A lot of smoke. Black pepper, thyme, artichoke, raspberry. Short finish, no complexity.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

From Mezcal Masterclass – Espadin at Todos Santos.

No tasting notes I remember, but this was hands down my favorite Espadin.



33 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Very enjoyable. Notes of mild smoke, vanilla, white chocolate and wild strawberries.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5



459 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Incredible nose of papaya but disappointing on the palate. The glass I tried had a prominent taste of rubber with a chemical finish. I was surprised and had my girlfriend give it a sip.. she agreed that it had artificial flavors. This was a rare disappointment for me from Del Maguey, however I will try it again and hope for a better batch.

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