Del Maguey Arroqueno
Del Maguey Arroqueno Mezcal at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits is honored to introduce a singular expression of artisanal mezcal: the Del Maguey Arroqueno. Crafted with traditional methods and committed to preserving the ecological and cultural context of mezcal, this offering epitomizes the very essence of this ancient Mexican spirit.
- Name: Del Maguey Arroqueno Mezcal
- Type: Mezcal (Single-Varietal)
- Age: Non-Age Statement (NAS)
- Region: Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca, Mexico
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Approximately 49% (may vary slightly by batch)
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
Del Maguey Arroqueno Mezcal exhibits a crystalline clarity, gleaming like a diamond in the glass. The spirit’s liquid viscosity leaves slow-moving legs on the glass when swirled, signifying its full-bodied texture.
The aroma is a vivid tapestry of earthy, vegetal notes punctuated by an undercurrent of tropical fruits like papaya and mango. It is rounded out by the presence of mineral qualities and the faintest hint of mesquite smoke. This olfactory experience is the result of meticulous craftsmanship and the unique Arroqueno agave, which is indigenous to Oaxaca.
Upon the first sip, the palate is greeted with a mélange of flavors ranging from sweet agave nectar to herbaceous undertones. Distinct notes of ripe pineapple and anise complement the earthy, loamy elements. The Agave Americana, from which Arroqueno mezcal is derived, imparts a distinctively sweet yet complex profile.
The finish is impressively long and intricate, with layers of spice, earth, and a touch of smoky bitterness that provides balance. Hints of citrus zest and dark chocolate make for an enchanting closure, encouraging another sip.
The mezcal exhibits a silky mouthfeel, with a rich and oily texture that coats the palate. This luxurious feel amplifies the intricate flavors, allowing them to linger long after the sip has passed.
Third Base Market & Spirits Perspective:
Del Maguey Arroqueno Mezcal is an artisanal masterpiece, demonstrating the extraordinary richness and complexity that a single-varietal mezcal can offer. Its traditional crafting methods, which include roasting the agave in underground pits and fermenting in wooden vats, are a tribute to the time-honored techniques of mezcal production. This makes it a compelling choice for connoisseurs interested in exploring the depths of authentic mezcal.
This captivating expression of Oaxacan culture and craft is now available at Third Base Market & Spirits. Given its unique character and limited production, it is a must-try for any serious aficionado of fine spirits.
In summary, Del Maguey Arroqueno Mezcal offers a profound, multifaceted tasting experience that honors the heritage of mezcal. It is an exquisite blend of complexity and authenticity, perfect for those seeking to delve deep into the world of artisanal mezcal. Its distinctive taste profile and meticulous craftsmanship make it a prized addition to any discerning spirit collection, and it is now available for your tasting pleasure at Third Base Market & Spirits.