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Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio

Del Maguey San Luis del Rio is made with agave Espadin in the town of San Luis del Rio, which is known for it’s mezcal production.

About this mezcal

Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio has a spicy, fruity and smoky nose with a high note of citrus. The town of San Luis de Rio 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.

15 reviews

3.33 out of 5

jmehrk35

jmehrk35

14 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Lot SLR – 181 47% ABV
Aroma – tropical fruit, wet slate, citrus, bazooka bubblegum. Flavor follows the aromas present, with tropical fruit Lifesaver candy. Drying impact on the tongue. Some mild off the grill smokiness. Pepper heat lingers on the tongue with some tropical fruit sweetness cutting in. Not overly complex, but a good drinker

t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 months ago

SLR-123 — Sweet on the palate, a bit misunderstood from the nose. Lovely slate note, a touch of vanilla, citrus zest, faint chemical note and a bit of bold pepper.

This is pretty nice. It’s not stealing any shows, but it’s competently made.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

369 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 months ago

LOT: SLR-191
July 2021
Nose – Pear. Artificial sweetener. Medium smoke.

Palate – Watery, meh mouthfeel. Eucalyptus. Hot for 47% ABV. White pepper. Bitter, dry finish with exhaust smoke straight from the muffler.

This isn’t too bad and I’d give it up to 2.5 stars if it wasn’t so overpriced.

Nov. 2021
Gave this a try a few months later and I enjoyed it much, much more. Notes are approximately the same (I get more baked apples) but it’s tastier and smoother. Bumping this up to 3 stars.

LOT: SLR-191
July 2021
Nose – Pear. Artificial sweetener. Medium smoke.
Palate – Watery, meh mouthfeel. Eucalyptus. Hot for 47% ABV. White pepper. Bitter, dry finish with exhaust smoke straight from the muffler.
This isn’t too bad and I’d give it up to 2.5 stars if it wasn’t so overpriced.
Nov. 2021
Gave this a try a few months later and I enjoyed it much, much more. Notes are approximately the same (I get more baked apples) but it’s tastier and smoother. B

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El-Dawg

El-Dawg

136 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Green notes on smell. Sharp in beginning then with some smooth buttery, green pepper, and spice notes. Rotten bananas. Overall bright, but with slight acetone notes throughout, which docks it a half point. Very drinkable though, but as others have pointed out probably a bit on the expensive side for an espadín. 3.75
Lot: 181

GeorgePBurdell

GeorgePBurdell

41 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot SLR-123
Bright citrus and tropical fruit on the nose. Not much smoke but a slight acetone note that someone else mentioned. Some cream cheese comes in on the palate. The finish is a bit short and warm. Very easy drinker

SpencerS

SpencerS

13 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I like this one as an introduction to slightly higher caliber mezcals to the ones used for cocktails. Very bright, fruity and accessible with very little smoke.

Nose: very tropical with banana front and center. Some more citrus fruits in the background and a (perhaps overly) bright acetone smell throughout. Very little toasted notes to even out the fruit.

Palete: much like the nose with a sweet almost bubblegum essence. very clean with a distinct sharpness to it.

Finish: the sweetness becomes a zesty, slightly sour finish.

While this mezcal is somewhat unbalanced and dominated by the bright fruitiness, it makes for an excellent day drinking sipper on a sunny day. Solid espadin at its price-point.

I like this one as an introduction to slightly higher caliber mezcals to the ones used for cocktails. Very bright, fruity and accessible with very little smoke.
Nose: very tropical with banana front and center. Some more citrus fruits in the background and a (perhaps overly) bright acetone smell throughout. Very little toasted notes to even out the fruit.
Palete: much like the nose with a sweet almost bubblegum essence. very clean with a distinct sharpness to it.
Finish: the sweetness become

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Mezcal de Piña

Mezcal de Piña

5 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

My current fave of the ‘standard’ single village espadins by DM. Fruity and delicious. Very drinkable.

Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot 176. Tobacco, anise, clove, black pepper. Quite smoky and dry with alot of alcohol burn. Short finish with no complexity.

Tomixology

Tomixology

17 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

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

rsidrys

50 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

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

SeattleMezcalLover

SeattleMezcalLover

9 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

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

Tyler

532 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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

Gfunk

14 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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

3chainz

3chainz

19 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

outstanding, complex, medium heat on the back

Jonny

Jonny

537 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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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