This Special Edition of 360 bottles made from giant semi-wild, maguey Arroqueño is dedicated to Thor Heyerdahl, Biologist, Explorer and Great Human Being. The magueys were roasted in a conical pit over hot rocks, buried with earth for three days, fermented with nothing but airborne microbes for thirty days, then twice -distilled very slowly in an ancient clay still with bamboo tubing the original, centuries-old Oaxacan, hand-crafted way. Arroqueno has notes of luscious melon on the palate, like cantaloupe and a bit of baking chocolate in the background. It is very vegetal, reminiscent of fresh green beans, with savory medium to long finish.
Del Maguey has built a stellar reputation with their single-village mezcals, and this beauty is a case in point. Sprightly aromas of pine, rosemary and sage lead into savory, citrusy and even meaty flavors, with a mouthwatering brininess and a smoky finish that's reminiscent of Islay Scotch. Pair this velvety mezcal with seafood or aged cheese.