Mezcal is produced in the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, from several varieties of agave, but not blue agave. The pinas are cooked using wood-fired ovens, giving the spirit a pungent smokiness. Traditionally bottled with a worm (the original reason for this being unclear), mezcal uses the same terms as tequila: blanco, reposado and anejo.
Made in small batches in earthenware pot stills, Real Minero mezcal is hand made and full of fantastic flavour. This mezcal is produced using the rare and slow maturing Tobala agave, giving it a unique flavour.
Del Maguey single-village mezcals are very rare and highly sought-after, having picked up the title of World's Best Mezcal at the World Spirits Competition every year from 1999-2002. This bottle of Tobala was made in Oaxaca.