Del Maguey Vida Mezcal is the brand’s entry-level offering, coming in at just $35. It’s become ubiquitous in craft cocktail bars, and is the introduction to mezcal as a category for many drinkers outside of Mexico. In keeping with Del Maguey’s commitment to producing single-village mezcal, Vida is sourced entirely from the town of San Luis del Rio. It is highly mixable, and while not as subtle as some of the brand’s other products, it’s still great for sipping neat or doing a round of shots with your friends.
In 2011, Del Maguey was named Distiller of the Year at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.