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Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio

Del Maguey San Luis del Rio is at an elevation of approximately 8,000 feet in a narrow valley that has steep slopes full of agave Espadin.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:Del Maguey Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O41X
Mezcalero:Marcos Cruz Mendez, Paciano Cruz Nolasco
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio
ABV: 46%
Website: http://delmaguey.com
About this mezcal

Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio has a spicy, fruity and smoky nose with a high note of citrus. It is creamy, smooth and warming to the palate with a clean finish.  The pueblo is at an elevation of approximately 8,000 feet in a narrow valley that has steep slopes full of agave Espadin. The Rio Hormiga Colorada flows through, providing fresh water.

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.

7 reviews

3.4 of out 5 stars


Tomixology on Oct 25, 2018

16 reviews

  • Overall:

An Enjoyable Espadin mezcal.

I found it to be nicely balanced but nothing spectacular.
A musty, heather like nose. A fairly nice mouth feel of salted roast peppers and a candied sweets finish, with a touch of vanilla. That classic Espadin taste but done well! 3.5 easily

rsidrys on Jun 27, 2018

16 reviews

  • Overall:

Pretty straight forward Espadin – nothing much stood out. After enjoying the complexity of Chichicapa, this was a little disappointing. Nevertheless, still very drinkable.

SeattleMezcalLover on Jun 6, 2017

9 reviews

  • Overall:

I concur with the other reviews. Good mezcal that is nicely balanced with strong mineral and earth notes. However, for the price I would purchase Chichicapa every-time hands down over this. Guessing the pricing is due to the fact it is more nicely balanced than cheaper mezcals.

Tyler on May 27, 2017

239 reviews

  • Overall:

This espadin mezcal is good but not great. Compared to the other Del Maguey espadin mezcals in the same price range (~$70/bottle) it’s my least favorite. The flavors here are straight-forward: lime, smoke, sweet vanilla, and slight fruit. I get a slight hint of rubber on the finish. It’s smooth and tasty but a bit expensive compared to other options out there. Lot SLR-165

Gfunk on Feb 24, 2017

13 reviews

  • Overall:

Very complex. Nose is a little harsh, but it leads to a spicy and lasting finish. A little medicinal, in a good way.

3chainz on Feb 24, 2017

19 reviews

  • Overall:

outstanding, complex, medium heat on the back

Jonny on Feb 24, 2017

258 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot 165. This is a nice Espadin. It has a few slight sour notes on the nose. The palate has notes of sugar cane, green pepper, and orange cream. I like this mezcal a lot but it’s a bit expensive for the overall experience.

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