Mezcales De Leyenda Durango

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With the summer heat I’ve been at some of my lighter spirits a bit more than my usual whisky. I’ve had this bottle for a while and have been sipping away on it here and there. It’s from Mezcales De Leyenda, a bottler who produces quite a few different types of mezcals with an emphasis on variety and sustainability.

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Vida de San Luis del Rio


A while back we did a tasting evening here with the local spirits community where we tried a some of the offerings from Del Maguey a bottler of Mezcals. Del Maguey bottle quality Mezcals from individual villages and focus on how the various types of agave and production methods used can lead to very different flavours.

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Del Maguey Mezcal Tasting

Every so often a group of us get together and try some type of spirit that most of us are unfamiliar with. It’s proven to be a really fun idea where we can learn quite a lot. This time we were trying mezcal. Mezcal is to Tequila what Brandy is to Cognac, i.e. it’s made from Agave but doesn’t have to come from a specific region of Mexico and doesn’t have to be made from only Blue Agave. It’s also generally unaged and the agave hearts are heated with a ground fire before fermentation, imparting a smokier flavor.

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