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Gracias a Dios Cupreata

Gracias a Dios Cupreata is made in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca using Guerrero-harvested agave Curpeata, which generally do not grow in Matatlan.

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Brand:Gracias a Dios Mezcal
Mezcalero:Oscar Hernandez
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 10 years
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About this mezcal

Gracias a Dios Cupreata is made in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca using roughly 5,000 agave Cupreata that were harvested in Apango, Guerrero. The agave were harvested from the wild and took approximately 10 years to reach maturity. The agave were cooked in an underground pit oven, fermented in pine-wood tubs, and double distilled in copper alembic stills.

Gracias a Dios Mezcal

The team behind Gracias a Dios Mezcal opened a mezcalería in Querétaro, México in 2010. After two years of touring around Mexico in search of mezcal, they met mezcalero Oscar Hernández and were impressed by his mezcal. They decided to create a brand with Oscar and make him an equal partner. Oscar learned how to distill from his mother whose nickname is “La Jefa”.

Aside from a few special releases, Gracias a Dios is made in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. It is 100% artisanal, handmade with piñas from Espadín agave and other varieties, ground and fermented in their own palenque in Santiago Matatlán, and distilled in copper by maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago. Their Karwinskii agaves are shredded mechanically, due to the toughness of their fibers, and then tahona-crushed afterwards. All other agave used at this palenque are crushed by horse-drawn tahona only.

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3.5 out of 5

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Like a light Guerrero expression. The agave (from Guerrero) carries so much flavor. Super straight forward like an espadin but you can tell the agave is rustic. Not complex but very enjoyable. Lime skin. Salt. Sipped at Gitano in Tulum and didn’t catch the batch info (there may have only been one batch of this though – as of 2021).

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