Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas Mezcal (750ml)
Another single-village mezcal from Del Maguey. This crystal-clear mezcal has not much aroma, just a spicy scent which later opens up to a faint, grassy sweetness. Vegetal, grassy, slightly sweet flavors finish dry and pleasant, with just a little spice. Light body, unctuous feel. (KN)
Named "Distiller of the Year" at the 2011 San Francisco World Spirits Competition! This single village Mezcal is from the village of Santo Domingo Albarradas, located in the high altitude tropical region of "Mixe" (pronounced Mee-Hay) south of Oaxaca. Here, tropical plants and fruits grow alongside natural streams in a scene that appears to resemble postcard Hawaii more than Mexico. Espiridion Morales Luis has been making Mezcal here since the 1950s. Together with his son Juan, this father-son duo continues to produce by hand this elegant and nuanced Mezcal. It offers a clean nose with delicate fruit and grassy aromas and flavors, accented by woodsy spice and mineral on the palate. While many Mezcals are distinguished by wildness, spice, and intensity, this is vibrant and light on its feet, with an subtle beauty all its own.