Del Maguey San Luis Del Rio Azul
During the agave scarcity in Jalisco 2000-2004 Jalisco truckers came down to purchase Espadin from our most powerful Palenquero, Paciano Cruz Nolasco, in order to sustain tequila production. They brought with them baby Maguey Azul to plant in case there was another shortage. Seven years later this maguey Azul is very mature and has been earth-roasted, fermented with airborne microbes, twice distilled, unblended the original, centuries-old Oaxacan, hand-crafted way. In the original 900 bottle edition we had the rare opportunity to taste a crossing of the flavors of tequila Jalisco, and mezcal Oaxaca. Azul has a distinctively creamy mouth feel with bright citrus notes and dried tropical fruit (banana chip). A sweet green herbaceous, wet stone quality appears with a touch of white peppercorn and a medium long finish.
Recommended for those who love big, smoky flavors in mezcal, this single-village spirit starts with mellow oregano and herb notes, which are quickly engulfed by waves of iodine and smoke. This is a great way to add a smoke note to cocktails.