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Cuentacuentos Espadin Artesanal

Cuentacuentos Espadin Artesanal is produced by Maximiliano “Serafin” García Gerónimo on a small hillside outside of San Dionisio Ocotopec.

About this mezcal

Cuentacuentos Espadin Artesanal is produced by Maximiliano “Serafin” García Gerónimo on a small hillside outside of San Dionisio Ocotopec. The agave is cooked for 72 hours in a traditional underground horno and then milled by a horse drawn tahona. It is then naturally fermented in 5-6 days and doubled-distilled in copper pots. Tails from the distillation are used to adjust the spirit to approximately 48.5% ABV. This espadin is characterized by bright, vegetal tones and an even balance of alcohol and agave.

Cuentacuentos

Cuentacuentos curates small-batch traditional mezcals and destilados de agave from producers across the state of Oaxaca. Cuentacuentos released its first 6 mezcal expressions in 2018; future releases from the brand will change over time and include non-certified mezcals. The logo and bottle artwork (by artist Cesar Ruiz Conseco) features an opossum or tlacuache in Spanish. The tlacuache on the logo is El Viejito, the little old man opposum who stole mezcal from the demons as a service to humanity. The tlacuache ranks with the jaguar, eagle, and burro in importance in Zapotec, Taina, and Mexican mythologies. Cuentacuentos is bottled under NOM-O20X by Carlos Méndez Blas. The Cuentacuentos motto is Mezcal brings people together, stories make us friends.

2 reviews

3.75 out of 5

LEK

LEK

2 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Lote 837 – Enero 2020 is a spectacular example of how a Maestro Mezcalero, Serafin Garcia, can take the same ingredients and create a fresh, complex spirit from an espadin. This is not your typical espadin and that is exactly why I love it. It is Serifin’s art in a glass.

It starts off very fresh, but as you sip it unfolds and packs a nice warm heat in the back of the throat. Vegetal and fruit notes that finish with a zing then warmth. It does not wear out it’s welcome and linger too long. Drawing you in for another sip.

The juice is complex without being aggressive. And a definite add to your back bar for those into to doing side by sides and tasting the difference a Maestro can make.
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Lote 837 – Enero 2020 is a spectacular example of how a Maestro Mezcalero, Serafin Garcia, can take the same ingredients and create a fresh, complex spirit from an espadin. This is not your typical espadin and that is exactly why I love it. It is Serifin’s art in a glass.
It starts off very fresh, but as you sip it unfolds and packs a nice warm heat in the back of the throat. Vegetal and fruit notes that finish with a zing then warmth. It does not wear out it’s welcome and l

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Joseph

Joseph

26 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lote 837 – Enero 2020:
Soft. Not unpleasant. Very basic, middle of the road profile. Roasted flavors with slight sweetness. Ok, but certainly not special. Wouldn’t buy again.

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