Erstwhile Cuishe Mezcal

$114.99
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Size750mL Proof90 (45% ABV) *Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Nutty, earthy, spicy, and fruity, the Cuiche Mezcal has it all. Crafted with the tougher-to-harvest agaves from the karwinskii family, this easy-drinking expression is made according to tradition in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca.
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This product is available in: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, IL, IN, KY, LA, ME, MD, MN, MO, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, VA, WA Unfortunately, we can't ship to PO Boxes and APO addresses.

Note:  Once an order has been safely & successfully delivered, we do not accept returns due to change of heart or taste. Due to state regulations, we cannot accept the return of alcohol purchased by a customer in error.

About Erstwhile Cuishe Mezcal

Their very first release was the Erstwhile Mezcal Espadín from Rancho Blanco Güilá. While the founders were scouring the Oaxaca countryside for a flagship Espadín Mezcal, they came upon master mezcalero Silverio García Luis. They immediately knew they'd found what they were looking for. Complex, elegant, balanced, as well as versatile and good value, it was the perfect fit for their first shipment from Mexico. Since then they have been partnering with some of the finest traditional mezcal producers.

Erstwhile Cuishe Mezcal is crafted in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca by Juan Hernández Méndez & Hortensia Hernández Martínez. This expression uses the cuishe agave from the karwinskii family, a tall plant with slim leaves that takes between 9 and 12 years to mature. These agaves are harder to harvest, as the piñas are often difficult to reach. Fermented naturally in open vats and distilled using a copper alembic still, the karwinskii agave family produces a dry, grassy, herbaceous, and spicy spirit. Bottled at 90 proof, this expression is easy-drinking and smooth with a pleasant spicy kick to it.

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About Mezcal

Mezcal is a distilled spirit made from roasted agave plants between two days and two weeks, which gives it a distinct smokey flavor.
What scotch is for whisk(e)y, mezcal is for tequila.


It can be made from different types of agave in different parts of Mexico, but most of it (60%) comes from the state of Oaxaca. Mezcal offers a large diversity of flavor profiles and ranges between 40 and 55% ABV.


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The nose opens with a distinct nuttiness, earthy, and herbal notes. There's jalapeño pepper and spices on the dry palate along with fruity banana, melon, and citrus notes, as well as chipotle, cinnamon, and clove.
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