By David Spanton
Ron Cooper, the founder of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, has kick-started his agave educational tour of Australia and last night Sydney bartenders were lucky enough to catch up with Ron on his first ever trip down under. Eight expressions of Del Maguey were sampled including the Tobala which is distilled from only wild maguey from the highest altitude canyons along with the Pechuga that involves suspending a chicken breast (yes, folks) in the atmosphere of the still! Having recently traveled to Mexico and traveled with Ron to see his products being made first hand, it’s my opinion that Del Maguey is one of the most labour-intensive and artisan spirits available in the world. Every bar that is serious about Tequila or the broader Agave spirit should be stocking Ron’s beautiful products.
Ron has a few more visits to go so which I’m sure are booked out but I suggest you contact your Think Spirits rep ASAP and see if you can sneak your way in. Also keep an eye out for our May & June issues for a full wrap up of my Mexico Agave tour that includes more on Ron and his Mezcals.
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