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Cuish Espadín-Mexicano – Francisco Garcia Leon

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

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Cuish Mezcales
Mezcalero:Francisco Garcia León
Maguey:Espadin, Mexicano
Agave:Angustifolia, Rhodacantha
ABV: 49%
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.mezcalescuish.mx/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Cuish Espadín-Mexicano was distilled in October 2019 by Francisco Garcia Leon in San Guillermo, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. Francisco and his son Raul work together at their palenque located just off the freeway between Ejutla and Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz. 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 a copper with refrescadera still. The final spirit was adjusted with distilled well water, body, and heads. 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. Mezcal Reviews lists a mix of their exported releases along with Oaxaca releases requested by website members.

Member rating

2.5 out of 5

2 reviews



12 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

The Espadín really is overpowered in this ensamble. I dont know what the % of blend but its very sharp to taste. The spiciness is very apparent and I would prefer to put this in a cocktail (yes even Mexicano) than keep sipping neat.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Nose: Bailed hay. Candy cane. Chocolate.

Palate: Sweet and spicy – a candied, roasted jalapeno flavor. Sweetness fades fast in the finish and it becomes bitter. A lingering warmth in the aftertaste.

This one starts strong but loses its luster in the end.

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