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Banhez Cuishe

Banhez Cuishe is produced in limited quantities using maguey Cuishe by Luis and Donaciano Pacheco in La Noria, Ejutla, Oaxaca.

Rating: (12 reviews)
Brand:Banhez Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O96X
Maguey:Cuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Ejutla
ABV: 47%
Website: https://www.banhezmezcal.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Banhez Cuishe is produced in limited quantities using maguey Cuishe (agave Karwinskii) by Luis and Donaciano Pacheco in La Noria, Ejutla, Oaxaca. It was fermented with natural yeasts for 5-6 days and distilled in copper pots. This mezcal has tropical fruit and herbaceous notes.

Banhez Mezcal

Banhez Mezcal is a co-operative comprised of 35+ families in the tiny village of San Miguel Ejutla in the central valley of Oaxaca. The Banhez Mezcal co-op is committed to sustainable, fair trade mezcal production the same way it’s been done by their ancestors for nearly two centuries. The Banhez Ensamble is made by the collective and the brand also has single agave varietals produced by a single mezcalero from the co-op.

Member rating

4 out of 5

12 reviews

Forpowder

Forpowder

96 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Lot B0019CU4719 Bottle 173/180 Date 04/19 47% aroma’s out of the bottle are very green alcohol very green smoke. Sweet pleasant greenness. First ships are cinnamon tropical home very spicy and no smoke on the finish. Can’t wait for this bottle to open up some. I’m getting Licorice peppermint. This is an amazing mouth tingling experience. It reminds me of old school pink lossinger candies. So smooth and clean

Jam

Jam

156 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

47% abv, 04/19 distillation date, lote B0019CU4719

Review #89: nose has bubblegum, strawberry, cherry, and milk chocolate. Palate has bubblegum, strawberry, cherry, lime, vanilla, milk chocolate, mint, and on the finish there is pine, cinnamon, bitter herbs.

Really nice expression of cuish. A lot of fruits show up with a good balance of more bitter notes surrounding it and leading into the finish. The downside is the moderate intensity of these flavors, as it’s a bit mild overall. Overall though this is pretty enjoyable

47% abv, 04/19 distillation date, lote B0019CU4719
Review #89: nose has bubblegum, strawberry, cherry, and milk chocolate. Palate has bubblegum, strawberry, cherry, lime, vanilla, milk chocolate, mint, and on the finish there is pine, cinnamon, bitter herbs.
Really nice expression of cuish. A lot of fruits show up with a good balance of more bitter notes surrounding it and leading into the finish. The downside is the moderate intensity of these flavors, as it’s a bit mild overall. Overall

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jmehrk35

jmehrk35

44 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

LOTE: CU470719
Distilled: 09/18
27/72
47% ABV
Slight warming, if not neutral initial nasal impact.
Aroma is very bold on tropical fruit, jasmine, herbal and cinnamon.
Oily mouthfeel with generous alcohol on the tongue.
Tropical fruit (guava, papaya, some very ripe pineapple) and eucalyptus hit first on the flavor followed by cinnamon and sweet honey (mostly on the retro nasal). The pepper tingle stays pleasingly on the tongue for a medium to long finish. Harmonious balance on the finish. There is a light presence of ash, so definitely good for those not looking for a “smoky” mezcal. Very satisfying overall impression. Another excellent mezcal at a great price point from Banhez

LOTE: CU470719
Distilled: 09/18
27/72
47% ABV
Slight warming, if not neutral initial nasal impact.
Aroma is very bold on tropical fruit, jasmine, herbal and cinnamon.
Oily mouthfeel with generous alcohol on the tongue.
Tropical fruit (guava, papaya, some very ripe pineapple) and eucalyptus hit first on the flavor followed by cinnamon and sweet honey (mostly on the retro nasal). The pepper tingle stays pleasingly on the tongue for a medium to long finish. Harmonious balance on the finish. There i

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Mezcaliente

Mezcaliente

14 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

B0016CU4719 839/1800. Second cuishe confirms that I love agave karwinskii. Very mild smoke, earthy notes, citrus, and a light peppery finish with floral notes throughout. Very well balanced. Each sip introduces more flavors to pick out. Despite the many flavors it goes down smooth and does not burn out the palate. Excellent, only thing holding back from 5 is I would like a sharper pepper bite at the end.

SoloAgave

SoloAgave

86 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Donaciano Pacheco 9/18 Lot# C0470478. Really easy to sip – not much heat considering its 94 proof. All the flavors are well balanced yet subtle: herbal, sweet citrus, dry, and earthy. A really nice blend of some core tasting notes – comes in around $85-100 a bottle. Can’t go wrong here if you lean towards the gentle/subtle/complex expressions.

Rakhal

Rakhal

421 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Big vanilla bean flavor! Also cinnamon, nag champa incense, banana, mixed flowers. Very nice.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

215 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Could be my favorite of the Banhez line (close to the Jabali, but below the Tep). Got some mint & tropical fruit with some heat on the finish. Overall very tasty, and the smell was intoxicating (not as much as the taste of course 😉

Gerry Suazo

Gerry Suazo

7 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Great full taste at this price point. Herbal/floral, sweet citrus fruit notes.

JDB

JDB

172 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Donaciano Pacheco 9/18 Lot# CU470315. Taking a break from my revisitation of espadins. Aromas of fresh cut grass, a touch of earth and minerality, a deep well of herbal flavors, complex and yet approachable. A very good expression of Cuishe.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

385 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Yummy

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Towards the end of my day at Mexico in a Bottle. Only note I have is that I preferred the Tobala over Cuishe. Will revisit this one.

ajandernoa

ajandernoa

4 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Tried a lot produced in 12/18 from Luis Pacheco in La Norua 13. Incredibly floral with notes a lime peel and iron finishing it off. Really a great one for food. Went super well with some grilled fish that evening.

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