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Cruz de Fuego Madrecuishe

Cruz de Fuego Madrecuishe is produced by Carlos Mendez Blas and Margarita Blas at their palenque in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca.

About this mezcal

Cruz de Fuego Madrecuishe is made with wild maguey Madrecuishe. This mezcal is traditionally produced using an underground stone horno, tahona, and copper stills.

Cruz de Fuego Mezcal

Cruz de Fuego Mezcal is operated by the mother-son duo Margarita Blas and Carlos Mendez Blas. They both live and work in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca and use a distillery that has copper stills. They both work out of the same palenque and follow similar traditional techniques in their mezcal production.

Member rating

3 out of 5

3 reviews



648 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

When I tasted the entire Cruz de Fuego line a while ago, this was my favorite. Tasting again, it is not as great as I remember. There are flavors of lime rind like a sour key lime pie. Not getting those organic “wood” notes common in many madrecuixe mezcals. Dry finish. Tried this at Palama in Santa Fe and didn’t catch the lot number.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

My favorite of the Cruz de Fuego Lineup. This was tasty.



708 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars6 years ago

This is letdown in comparison to the Tepextate. This has light aromas of salt, minerality, and prunes. The palate is thin with notes of dried prunes, sour apples, and unripe banana. Very dry with a short finish that has a slight burn to it. Overall, this is hot across the palate and too thin for my liking.

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