Ron Cooper, Del Maguey’s founder, is recognized by many as the person most responsible for bringing premium mezcal out of the mountains of Oaxaca and into the tumblers of discerning aficionados around the world.
He’s also known for ceaselessly seeking out new interpretations. For Del Maguey’s Ibérico expression, he collaborated with famed Spanish chef José Andrés, whose creative director, Ruben Garcia, suggested Ibérico ham instead of the traditional turkey breast used in “pechuga” mezcal. The result is a sensory symphony that offers a spicy floral nose and wide palate dominated by flavors of smoky caramel and roasted vegetables with a splash of sea foam. Olé!