Wahaka Mezcal Joven Madre Cuishe

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Wahaka Mezcal Joven Madre Cuishe

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Wahaka Mezcal Joven Madre Cuishe

40% ABV (80 Proof); 100% Madre Cuishe

A wise man once said the aroma of Madre Cuishe reminded him of the smell of fresh fallen rain on the ground. A wild Agave, the Madre Cuishe tends to grow in and populate low-lying areas in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, which have volcanic terrain, warmer temperatures and generally drier conditions. Consequently, the flavors tend to have a more savory minerality with drier character and an earthy snap.

Wahaka Mezcal Joven Madre Cuishe series captures the uniqueness of this Agave to near perfection. As it enters your mouth one can appreciate that the taste explosion is not as aggressive as the Tobala. Rather, it slowly and delicately evolves and develops in your mouth, exposing its earthy, citrus tones first to the tip of your tongue and later to the roof of your mouth and up back into the nose. Its long finish allows the memory to remain for some time.

The Madre Cuishe is another small-batch mezcal from Wahaka. It has a unique fruity flavor that can be paired with a variety of foods including exotic fruits. Enjoy the Madre Cuishe with good friends!

About Wahaka Mezcal
Wahaka is crafted in San Dionisio Ocotepec (located in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca in the District of Tlacolula, 16º48´ N 96º24´ W, 1,670 meters above sea level). Founded in 1610, this village has sat at the epicenter of Mezcal country throughout the spirit’s existence. Within the village of San Dionisio, the Morales family has perfected the art of Mezcal creation over generations. Today, young maestro Alberto is the principal author of our label, managing the family’s five stills and overseeing the process from harvest to market.

A key distinguishing factor of Wahaka is that we take pride in focusing on the Mezcales – not their aging. With the exception of the Reposado Gusano (which is a nice complement to our line up), all our Mezcales are “Jovenes” (in Tequilaspeak: “Blanco”). This allows the Mezcal to be tasted and felt without the interference of any wood. In other words, we do not focus on providing Mezcal aged in casks; in fact, our preference is to avoid contaminating the taste of Agave with wood. The reasons for this are many: Mezcal already contains cooked Agaves so it can be smokey or peaty at times, Mezcal can be made from many varieties of Agaves, and each Agave has a completely distinct set of properties, flavors, aromas and sensations. So as far as Wahaka goes, if you want the good stuff: Go Wild!

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