Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Azul is made with maguey Azul, which is traditionally used only in Tequila. It is part of the Vino de Mezcal series.
|Rating:||(9 reviews) - Write a review|
|Brand:||Del Maguey Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Marcos Cruz Mendez, Paciano Cruz Nolasco|
|Town:||San Luis del Rio|
|Age of plant:||6-8 years|
|Website:||http://delmaguey.com, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Azul is made with maguey Azul, which is traditionally used in Tequila. During the agave scarcity in 2000-2004, Jalisco truckers came down to Oaxaca to purchase Espadin from producers like Paciano Cruz Nolasco in order to sustain their tequila production. They brought with them baby maguey Azul to plant in case there was ever another shortage. Seven years later this maguey Azul was mature and ready to be harvested. Azul has a distinctively creamy mouth feel with bright citrus notes of dried tropical fruit. A sweet green herbaceous, wet stone quality appears with a touch of white peppercorn and a medium long finish.
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.