Del Maguey Iberico Mezcal

Del Maguey Iberico Mezcal Photo

Ron Cooper, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal's founder, and Chef Jose Andres, and his team at ThinkFoodGroup, worked collaboratively to create Del Maguey Iberico, a unique mezcal made with Iberico de Bellota ham, the legendary ham made of free-range, acorn-fed, black-footed Iberico pigs from Spain. This expression of Del Maguey has a spicy floral nose of carnation, tropical aromatics of gardenia and jasmine, ripe pear, dark fig, notes of wet green hay and forest floor. It enters the mouth like a caramel, and is round, soft and gentle, full-bodied, with a big middle palate. The long finish tastes of roasted root vegetables and umami, leaving the mouth with terracotta, a slate-like minerality and a touch of salinity.