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Cuish Arroqueno – Rufino Felipe Martinez

Cuish Arroqueno from Rufino Felipe Martinez is distilled in a clay pot still, which is the custom of the Santa Catarina Minas community.

About this destilado de agave

Cuish Arroqueno from Rufino Felipe Martinez was produced in the community of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Maestro Rufino Felipe has been producing agave spirits for more than 50 years, having learned the trade from his father.

Cuish Mezcales

Mezcales Cuish is made up of rural producers that are dedicated to the production and commercialization of traditional Oaxacan mezcal from different regions and agave varieties.

For many years, Mezcales Cuish has operated a mezcaleria in Oaxaca City a few blocks southwest of Mercado Benito Juarez. A second location was opened in Centro, Oaxaca. In 2019, the brand began exporting to the United States. Currently, the only bottles listed on Mezcal Reviews are their exported releases.

2 reviews

3.5 out of 5

JDB

JDB

67 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Cuish – Cerrudo (Americana) – Rufino Felipe 46% ABV, Lot #RF-MC-XII/20
I know there are more tepeztate and jabali fans out there, but the Americana should not be overlooked. It is also a rare agave and can take up to two decades to mature, but does it have some crazy complexity and a wide range of notes based upon how it is harvested, trimmed, processed, cooked, fermented, and distilled. I have a different batch that the one Zack tried, and it is vastly different from what he sipped. Nose is light with faint cherry, campfire, and candy aromas. The flavor hits harder: mint, menthol, dark wood, minerality, and echoes of cardamom and anise. Rounds out nicely with good heat lingering and the clay pots from the distillation hanging around. I would recommend letting this sit and open up after you pour it, you won’t be disappointed.

Cuish – Cerrudo (Americana) – Rufino Felipe 46% ABV, Lot #RF-MC-XII/20
I know there are more tepeztate and jabali fans out there, but the Americana should not be overlooked. It is also a rare agave and can take up to two decades to mature, but does it have some crazy complexity and a wide range of notes based upon how it is harvested, trimmed, processed, cooked, fermented, and distilled. I have a different batch that the one Zack tried, and it is vastly different from what he sipped. Nos

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

471 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lote: ARR/20-1X
Nose – Strong blast of flavor. What I imagine honeydew candy to taste like. Kiwi. Toasted sugar. Great nose!

Palate – Nice medium viscosity – great feel to it. Unfortunately this doesn’t make good on that uber-sweet promise on the nose. The flavors are simple and flat (versus the lovely complex smell). The sweet aspect is more like coffee creamer. Finish is dry, a tad sour and the smoke is a bit rough (exhaust like).

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