Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal
Del Maguey // Oaxaca, Mexico
Driving through the villages, in the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico you'll come across several "palenques" or distilleries each telling a tale. The stories coming out of their stills are of a particular place: the soil, the elevation, the growing seasons, the species of agave as well as the skill and sensibilities of the mezcalero (distiller). The Del Maguey “Chichicapa" comes from the valley floor of the village of Chichicapa, made entirely from agave espadín and hand-crafted by Faustino Garcia Vasquez.
Mezcal JovenA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
"As with many traditionally made mezcals there can be batch variation and the Chichicapa is no exception. That said, what you should expect on the nose is for there to be an intense and not shy aroma. Sweet and savory with notes of butterscotch, burnt sugar, fireworks, pine, grilled pineapple and freshly snapped green beans. Much of that is mirrored on the palate but with emphasis on: tamarind, butterscotch, smoky bacon, grilled pineapple and sea salt. Truly a bold spirit. Lush, rich, fatty, sweet, savory and contemplative. All while accomplishing the rare feat of being both filling and refreshing! "