Del Maguey Vida de Muertos San Luis Del Rio Mezcal

Difford's Guide

alc./vol: 45%

Proof: 90°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: Unaged

Product of: Product of Mexico Mexico

Vida de Muertos is a special 45% alc./vol edition of Del Maguey Vida inspired by the batches of Mezcal that are distilled in autumn by the family of Paciano Cruz Nolasco and shared for the celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

Traditionally handcrafted from 100% mature agave Espadín, the limited production of this expression honours the occasion for which it's named. Each batch of Vida de Muertos is selected from a limited centre cut of the distillate that's selected by the palenquero, Paciano Cruz Nolasco.

Production notes
Village: San Luis Del Rio
Palenquero: Paciano Cruz Nolasco, Marcos Cruz Mendez
State: Oaxaca
Region: Valles Centrales
Maguey: Espadin
Agave Species: A. angustifolia haw
Age of Maguey: 7-8 years
Elevation: 2952 feet (900 meters)
Roast Duration: 3-8 days
Type of Wood: Mezquite, Quebrachi, Huamuchil, Pitayo, Pochotle,
Tepeguaje, Copal Tepomaco, Pino, Encino
Milling: Molino, Electric
Size of Tinas: 1400 L
Fermentation Duration: 8-10 days
Water Source: Rio Hormiga Colorada
Still Type: Copper
Still Size: 350 litres

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 28/03/2023


Crystal clear.


Medicinal smoked wood with basil, Ancho peppers and char-grilled pineapple.


Herbal, salty and smoky with cracked black pepper, mild chili pepper spice, roasted pineapple and blood red orange.


Salty, smoky and delicately spicy with roasted pineapple and sage.


Not to be confused with the original Del Maguey Vida San Luis Del Rio, Vida de Muertos is far more voluptuous with smoke, herbal notes and pepper spice all amplified with added medicinal character.

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Product Information

Barcode UPC: 618397202114
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Closure: Synthetic stopper

More about Del Maguey Vida de Muertos

Produced by: Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal
Owned by: Pernod Ricard Group
UK distribution by: Pernod Ricard UK