Each of these mezcals is distinctive and unique. They are made to be drunk in the traditional manner: straight, sipped without any fancy hoo-hah with worms or lemons.
Our general impression of these mezcals was quite favourable. We liked them, and appreciated the variety amongst them, and the craftsmanship that went into them. Not all were suited to our tastes, but we all agreed that the San Luis del Rio was a true Colossos of mezcals. All of them were eminently drinkable, going down very easily and smoothly, even with the high proofs.
See Del Maguey Mezcal for more info.
Del Maguey Minero:
Very traditional, this mezcal is distilled in a clay still with bamboo tubing. Sweetly aromatic, with a tangy nose, this mezcal is deeply and strongly flavoured. Fruity and sweet, and delightfully tangy. And smooth too. Distinctive, interesting, and tasty. 49.1% alcohol.
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Del Maguey San Luis del Rio:
The best of the Del Maguey single village mezcals. It has a fairly mild aroma, sweet and slightly smoky. This mezcal has a perfectly balanced taste, with sweet, smoky and spicy elements complementing each other beautifully. Very smooth and easy to drink, even with a 48.3% alcohol content. The Rolls-Royce of mezcal!
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Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas:
This is a light and clean mezcal, with a sweetish, lightly spicy, rather woody flavour. Pleasant and smooth. 49.2% alcohol.
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