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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: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Everardo Garcia Salvador
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 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.

3 reviews

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

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



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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 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.



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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 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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