Del Maguey Mezcal
First introduced in 1995, Del Maguey offers a collection of exceptional, rare and unblended mezcals created by individual family producers in remote villages throughout the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. Vida was created especially for use in cocktails and Crema De mezcal contains 10% unfermented agave syrup. All the other mezcals in the range are named after the villages in which they are produced.
Only water and the heart of the agave are used to make Del Maguey mezcals. The agave hearts are roasted over hot stones in a pit for three to five days, then ground to mash by horse-powered stone mills.
This is followed be extensive fermentation in wooden vats and a slow process of twice-distilling in wood-fired clay or copper stills. The resulting flavours are smokey, deep and warm. There are several mezcals in the range.