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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: (9 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.

9 reviews

4.11 out of 5

Mezcaliente

Mezcaliente

14 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months 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

85 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars9 months 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

317 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

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

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

136 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year 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 stars2 years ago

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

JDB

JDB

32 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 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

324 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Yummy

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 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 stars3 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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