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Cuentacuentos Madrecuishe – Everardo Garcia Salvador

Cuentacuentos Madrecuishe from the late Everardo Garcia Salvador was produced in the small community of San Pablo Mitla, Oaxaca.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Cuentacuentos
Mezcalero:Everardo Garcia Salvador
Maguey:Madrecuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Refrescador
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Mitla
ABV: 47.59%
Batch size: Lot 31C-1: 306 liters
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About this destilado de agave

Cuentacuentos Madrecuishe from Everardo Garcia Salvador was produced in the small community of San Pablo Mitla, which is also home to the Mitla ruins, the second most important archeological site in the state of Oaxaca. Everardo passed away tragically before his mezcal reached the US in early 2022. He was a big producer of cremas, which were a commercially viable way to continue distilling. In addition to the cremas, he sold his mezcal locally in his community.

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.

4 reviews

4.25 out of 5

peter-campora

peter-campora

6 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Cuentacuentos Madrecuishe by Everardo Garcia Salvador (Review #1)

Lot 31C-1

This batch of Madrecuishe by Everardo is interesting due to being a hybrid distillation with a clay pot run and a copper pot run. Everardo hails from San Pablo Mitla, which is an area I have not had mezcals from other than those from Everardo.

Aroma: Sweet up front. There’s a beignet-esque scent here with a balance between sweet sugary notes and buttery pastry notes. There’s a hint of wet cement followed by wet green bean.

Palate: This is wonderfully sweet and round. The palate follows the nose quite well with the pastry notes a bit more subdued, but the mouthfeel is full and buttery. The clay pot doesn’t totally cover up the karwinskii green bean and spinach notes I often get. But this isn’t woody like some madrecuixe can be.

Finish: Moderate length. Reminds me a bit of those small grocery store donuts.

Overall: This hybrid distillation is wonderful. I haven’t properly reviewed his copper pot tobala, but I prefer this. Typically, I’m not the biggest clay distilled karwinskii fan. I feel like the clay tends to dominate the karwinskii on many of the expressions from Minas I’ve tried. I really feel like the clay influence here really compliments the madrecuixe instead of smothering it. It’s not the most complex madrecuixe I’ve had, but it’s a great value and one I could drink regularly.

Cuentacuentos Madrecuishe by Everardo Garcia Salvador (Review #1)
Lot 31C-1
This batch of Madrecuishe by Everardo is interesting due to being a hybrid distillation with a clay pot run and a copper pot run. Everardo hails from San Pablo Mitla, which is an area I have not had mezcals from other than those from Everardo.
Aroma: Sweet up front. There’s a beignet-esque scent here with a balance between sweet sugary notes and buttery pastry notes. There’s a hint of wet cement followed by

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

362 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Yup, butter. But not rank, nasty, oily buttee. More like a lightly salted fresh buttered croissant. Tasty

COak

COak

195 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Tried this at a Cuentacuentos tasting and loved it. Found a bottle for myself 308/394. A fresh take on a madrecuixe. It’s not typical. Has that buttery complex layer that most don’t have. Deliciousness with depth. You won’t be disappointed.

Jonny

Jonny

603 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Lot 31C-1. Bottle 310/394. One of the best Madrecuishe I’ve had in a long time. Rich aromas of bubblegum and freshly churned butter. The palate has all of the notes I’d expect from a great Madrecuishe: fresh vegetal elements with good minerality, etc… but this has layers beyond that. The longer it sits and the more I have of it, the more it evolves. There’s a buttery sweetness to this that lingers on the palate.

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