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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. The Cuentacuentos motto is Mezcal brings people together, stories make us friends.

Member rating

3.7 out of 5

5 reviews

Forpowder

Forpowder

72 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Lote MGG-8E bottle 125/1110 destination 2020 47.65% Serafin. Aromas from the bottle are mostly alcoholic and acetone like with some brown fruit. Flavors are sharp salty and mostly alcoholic. Little smoke dry finish

Jonny

Jonny

696 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Phenomenal Espadin! Aromas of sea salt, ocean breeze, green olives, iodine, carnations, and coconut. The palate is green and vegetal upfront with notes of green peppers, snow peas, parsley, and dry salted potatoes. There’s a bit of heat on the back of palate that is accompanied by a very dry cigar-like smoke and leather. This is really nice and opens up the longer it sits in the glass. Lot MGG-8E from Enero 2020.

Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Batch MGG-16. Very pleasant espadin, improved with a little time / exposure to air. Bit of a short finish but everything else — nose, initial flavor notes and mouthfeel are great.

LEK

LEK

2 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years 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.
This bottle reflects the hand of the maker.

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 stars3 years 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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