Tequila is a type of Mezcal that is made from the heart of the blue agave plant. To be classed as Tequila, it must be within the state of Jalisco and limited regions in the states of Guanajuato, Michoacan, Nayarit and Tampualipas, anything distilled out of these regions are classed as Mezcal.
The Añejo is aged for 14 months. It is refined and complex, with flavours of soft caramel and vanilla. A perfect balance of sweetness from the blue weber agaves, with subtle spice from the oak barrel ageing and a long, smooth finish.
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 Chichicapa was made in the village of the same name, and scored a hugely impressive 94 points from WIne Enthusiast.