This “Vida” version is the entry-level mezcal from Del Maguey, acknowledged specialists in Mexican mezcal. Double distilled from a base of espadin agave, it is characterised by notes of red fruit, spices and flowers; an excellent introduction to traditional mezcals.
Del Maguey is a collection of fine, rare and 100% agave mezcals distilled by families in the State of Oaxaca. Each mezcal carries the name of the village in which it is produced. The “palanquero” warms hot stones in a hole dug in the ground, then prepares the hearts of agave which are placed inside and roasted over the heat for a several days. They are then ground in a stone mill in order to collect the mash which ferments naturally. Distillation is carried out in wood-fired clay or copper stills. Del Maguey can lay claim to over 400 years of tradition. All of its products are certified “organic”.