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Cuish Espadin – Familia Monterrosa

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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Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Cuish Mezcales
Mezcalero:Familia Monterrosa
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 52%
Batch size: Batch ESP/X-2022: 600 liters
Website: https://www.mezcalescuish.mx/en/home/, opens in new window

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.

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. Mezcal Reviews lists a mix of their exported releases along with Oaxaca releases requested by website members.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 months ago

48% abv, Lot ESP/X-2022

Review #72: Grapefruit, canteloupe, and herbs on the nose. The bright grapefruit also come to the palate with some sweet mint, vanilla, lime juice, lemon candies, and then herbs on the finish.

This is big and bright. The acidity is almost abrasive without much to balance it. It also feels a bit hot, possibly due to that acidity. Besides that though, I do like how punchy it’s flavors are. They don’t keep you looking too hard for them. The fruits are bright and the finish gives you just enough of something different.

48% abv, Lot ESP/X-2022
Review #72: Grapefruit, canteloupe, and herbs on the nose. The bright grapefruit also come to the palate with some sweet mint, vanilla, lime juice, lemon candies, and then herbs on the finish.
This is big and bright. The acidity is almost abrasive without much to balance it. It also feels a bit hot, possibly due to that acidity. Besides that though, I do like how punchy it’s flavors are. They don’t keep you looking too hard for them. The fruits are bright and

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