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Cuish Espadín Capón 2004

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

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Cuish Mezcales
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Mezcalero:José Santiago Lopez
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.

2 reviews

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502 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars5 days 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

107 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars3 weeks 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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