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Cuish Espadín Capón 2004

Cuish Espadín Capón was distilled in 2004 and stored in stainless steel for 15 years.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Cost:$$$
Brand:Cuish Mezcales
NOM:NOM-O606X
Mezcalero:José Santiago Lopez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Capón, Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 45%
Batch size: 198 bottles
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.mezcalescuish.mx/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Cuish Espadín Capón was distilled in 2004 and stored in stainless steel for 15 years. This mezcal was distilled by Jose Santiago in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. Jose comes from a long line of mezcal producers in Matatlan. Zapoteco is his first language and is spoken by most residents of the town. The Maguey Espadin (Agave angustifolia) plants were left Capón for over a year before being harvested. The harvested agaves were cooked in an underground stone-lined oven, milled by a horse-drawn tahona, naturally fermented in Montezuma Cypress vats, and twice distilled in copper pots. Lot number: CSH-04.

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.

5 reviews

2.7 out of 5

COak

COak

161 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

This is a pretty average espadin considering it’s been aged in steel since 2004. Nothing stands out about it. It has sweet qualities and not that hot.

Tyler

Tyler

532 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Nose is like if Tom’s of Maine made a mouthwash (maybe they do?). Not a bad thing, more of an “organic” mouthwash. It reminds me a bit of Etter cherry brandy. There is a “fresh linen” dryer sheet note on the finish. It has changed for the better since I first cracked the bottle. I remember it being way worse and regretting the purchase but it’s… fine.

This was distilled before I was of drinking age and that caught my attention; overall the mezcal kind of a letdown. Maybe rested in glass would have made the difference versus stainless steel? Bottle 167/198.

Nose is like if Tom’s of Maine made a mouthwash (maybe they do?). Not a bad thing, more of an “organic” mouthwash. It reminds me a bit of Etter cherry brandy. There is a “fresh linen” dryer sheet note on the finish. It has changed for the better since I first cracked the bottle. I remember it being way worse and regretting the purchase but it’s… fine.
This was distilled before I was of drinking age and that caught my attention; overall the mezcal kind of

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Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Bottle 47/198 A Bright nose with a sweet element. Fresh linen room freshener and artificial pear candy. There’s a sharpness on the palate, where I might have expected something softer given the aging. Black licorice and some oak notes. Hints of that metallic bit mentioned by others. Spice and a long finish, which is hotter than the mid-palate.

Jonny

Jonny

537 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Sharp nose. Aromas of nail polish, paint thinner, and iodine. The palate has notes of charred oak, grilled green peppers, lots of smoke, and diesel fuel. There’s a sweet, minty element on the front of the palate, but other than that this is straight heat. It’s hot the whole way through. Not my jam.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

372 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Nose: Magic marker. Barrel-aged vanilla. I like the capon aspect – it does have a slight, sweet aged smell like over ripe fruit.

Palate: A black licorice bitterness. Not sure it’s from resting in the stainless steel for so long, but it has a heavy metallic bite to it. Finish is hot for 45% with chemical-rich notes (surface cleaner).

I really dug the nose but tasting this was quite a letdown.

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