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Dixeebe Cucharillo

Dixeebe Sotol Cucharillo is produced by Pedro Vásquez who is known for his mezcals released under the El Jolgorio and Nuestra Soledad labels.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Cost:$$$$
Brand:Dixeebe Mezcal
Mezcalero:Pedro Vasquez
Dasylirion:Sp
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlán
ABV: 48.7%
Batch size: 25 bottles (batch DPV02)
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.mezcaldixeebe.com/, opens in new window

About this sotol

Dixeebe Sotol Cucharillo is produced using 100% Dasylirion Sp (unclassified) by Pedro Vásquez in El Palmar, Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. Mezcalero Pedro Vásquez and his family are known for producing El Jolgorio Arroqueño (among other releases) and Nuestra Soledad Lachigui. Pedro Vásquez is listed as the producer on the bottle label but we were told his son, Pedro Vásquez Jr. produced this batch. Per Back Bar Project: “Tio Pedro mostly operates the palenque at Lachigui, while his son, Pedro Vasquez Jr., spends more time at the palenque attached to the family home in El Palmar.”

Batch DPV02 of Dixeebe Cucharillo was produced in 2020 and released as a special batch for Tahona Mercado.

Dixeebe Mezcal

Dixeebe Mezcal (pronounced “dee-sh-bay”) is a project from Asis Cortes and his father, Valentin Cortes. Their family has been producing mezcal in the Santiago Matatlán region of Oaxaca for at least 180 years. The two of them are perhaps most well-known in Mexico and internationally for their previous work with Mezcal El Jolgorio and Nuestra Soledad. Asis and Valentin have now moved on from the Casa Cortes brands and are focused on Dixeebe, along with Asis’ brand in Durango: Origen Raiz. Asis and his father decided to launch Dixeebe as a way to reconnect with their past and support their traditions in the future. The brand launched internationally in March 2022 where it is sold in 375ml bottles. Asis had the idea of smaller bottles to make premium mezcal more accessible.

According to the Asis, Dixeebe is a ceremony of honor of respect and love, the purest thanks to culture, their tradition and their ancestors, a great veneration of liquid, a gift from the gods to men, and an offering from men to the gods. To take a deeper dive into the meaning of Dixeebe, check out the video Asis Cortes Explains Dixeebe.

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Full Disclosure: We (the Mezcal Reviews team) are passionate supporters of Asis Cortes and Mezcal Dixeebe. In early 2021, our admiration evolved into a rare opportunity to invest. As small minority stakeholders of Mezcal Dixeebe, we will not publish our personal reviews. We also promise to not showcase the brand in a biased way on this website. Salud and Dixeebe y’all!


4 reviews

4 out of 5

COak

COak

195 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Lot: DPV02 bottle 6/25. Has a grassy sweet nose. The palate reminds me of Fresca soda, lemongrass and mint. Very different than the rest of the Dixeebe lineup.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

471 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Bought at their palenque in Matatlan.
Nose – Chalk. Crab grass.

Palate – Crab grass (again). Canola oil. A big kiwi fruit note. Finish is candy/sugary and medical. This is about 4.25 stars but the value bump downward since this bottle is a pretty penny.

Barney

Barney

2 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Tahona bottling
7 of 25

Aroma: Banana, vanilla, tropical fruits.

Taste: Very balanced, clean, viscous. Some greenish notes on the front end, but also some kiwi, and plantain. Reminds me of tepe more than espadin.

The finish numbs in a good way. Gonna save for special occasions and bad days that end in y.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

166 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Lote: DPV02 by Pedro Vasquez.
Espadin like smell. Cream and some buttery notes in the nose. Taste is green, grassy, and oily. Perhaps a bit too hot at the end if anything. Very solid & complex & balanced though. I need more than this 1 oz….
Review #136

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