Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, Las Milpas. I’m Anthony Dias Blue with the Blue Lifestyle Minute sponsored by CUISINART. This singular mezcal is an expression of the remote village of Las Milpas in Oaxaca, Mexico. With an earthy, smoky agave nose and smooth texture, this hand-craft ed mezcal is toasty and rich; spicy and earthy, but nicely balanced with rustic but refined flavors. 92 points on our Blue Lifestyle scale. This Single Village expression is made using agave Espadin and roasted in an earthen horno (oven) carved into a granite hillside. Fermentation occurs with only ambient microbes and yeast, after the roasted agave is milled using a horse-drawn molino. The dedication to craft, location and tradition embodied in this mezcal is second to none. Del Maguey, Las Milpas, about $70. I’m Anthony Dias Blue sponsored by CUISINART-fine small appliances and cookware. Visit CUISINART.COM. This is the Blue Lifestyle Minute. Check out our new website at bluelifestyle.com.