I announced it on Facebook yesteday, and I sent out some emails to my Dutch bottle-share buddies. But since they haven’t filled up the bottle-share yet, I’m trying to give it a bit more exposure here.
The previous bottle-share with the Del Maguey mezcals filled up rather quickly and I had a short waiting list for that too. This gave me the idea to explore the type of hooch a bit further.
Del Maguey does single village mezcals but also does some specific agave types and all kinds of weird stuff with meat and poultry in the still. But, for a second bottle share I want to go in a slightly different direction.
I found a Dutch liquor shop that sells the following mezcals, which I want to share:
Marca Negra (two types) which get really positive reviews at MezcalPhD, which is a mezcal blog I found a while ago. One of the bottlings is at a slightly increased drinking strength of 46%, while the second is at 50.9% abv, which I expect to be natural strength.
Leyenda (three types) which explores the terroir and agave type as well as Del Maguey. While Del Maguey’s bottles we shared were all from Oaxaca, I believe the Leyenda also explores some of the other areas where mezcal can legally be produced. Also, each of their releases are made from one specific kind of agave.
While mezcal is not too expensive at the moment, these are rather high end and are in a slightly higher price bracket than the bad booze with worms or larvae in it. We don’t want that, now do we?
5cl of all five of these mezcals will set you back € 22.50, while 10cl of each will cost € 40.
If you’re interested, please let me know and I’ll set it up! There’s about 15 to 20cl left of this, but I don’t want to end up with too large samples and a hole in my bank account!