Montelobos Joven is the result of one man’s vision and passion for mezcal, namely Ivan Saldana. Situated in Santiago Matatlan in the Oaxaca region, this distillery uses only the Espadin agave variety. This totally authentic and classic mezcal is very subtle and full of nuances; hints of earthy, almost peaty notes can also be detected. Its aromatic and lively palette is above all centred around the taster. From the onset, the initial nose sets the tone: lemony, salty and peppery. Then follows a delicate earthy note with delicious fragrances of agave. Spices become more pronounced (nutmeg, cloves). The palate is unmistakably earthy, almost peaty. A remarkably forthright mezcal that continues to intensify throughout the tasting experience. Del Maguey is a range of fine, rare, unmixed mezcals. All of the products are artisanal and distilled by small producers, often families, in Mexico’s state of Oaxaca. Each mezcal carries the name of the village in which it is produced. The Del Maguey producers can lay claim to over 400 years of tradition and offer organic-certified products.