Cuish Espadin from la Familia Monterrosa is produced in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca, which is known as the Mezcal Capital of the World.
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|Batch size:||Batch ESP/X-2022: 600 liters|
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About this destilado de agave
Cuish Espadin from la Familia Monterrosa is produced in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. The agave are cooked in an underground pit oven, milled by horse drawn tahona, fermented with open air yeasts in cypress and pine vats, and double distilled in copper pot stills.
When Felix Monterrosa founded the Cuish mezcaleria and the subsequent brand Cuish years ago, it was in part a practice of exploring and honoring his family’s long heritage in the mezcal culture of Oaxaca. In 2022, Felix and Rosalinda, along with their mother, Emilia, were able to restart a family palenque of their own in Santiago Matatlán.
Batch ESP/X-2022 is the first mezcal from the family palenque to be exported to the US.
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. Mezcal Reviews lists a mix of their exported releases along with Oaxaca releases requested by website members.