Erstwhile Cuishe Mezcal is produced in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. This is an herbal, approachable mezcal with floral, green, banana, and chipotle aromas. On the palate, the banana follows through with a hint of cloves, cinnamon and melon.
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|Mezcalero:||Juan Hernández Méndez|
|Batch size:||200 liters (December 2017)|
|Website:||https://www.erstwhilemezcal.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Erstwhile Cuishe Mezcal is produced by Juan Hernández Méndez in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca using maguey Cuishe (agave Karwinskii). This mezcal was naturally fermented in open-air wooden vats and distilled in copper alembic pots. This is an herbal, approachable mezcal with floral, green, banana, and chipotle aromas. On the palate, the banana follows through with a hint of cloves, cinnamon and melon.
Erstwhile Mezcal is a Brooklyn-based mezcal brand specializing in small-batch artisanal and ancestral mezcal. It was founded in 2017 by Yuan Ji (lawyer-turned-empresaria) and Kevin J. Brown (antiquarian map expert and Owner of Geographicus Rare Antique Maps). Their mission is to discover, curate, and connect both connoisseurs and novices with small-batch mezcal of the highest caliber. The team behind Erstwhile Mezcal is committed to mezcal education, transparency, sustainability and fair trade. Erstwhile Mezcal is a woman-owned business that supports fellow women in mezcal production. The first batches of Erstwhile Mezcal arrived in New York and California in the fall of 2018.
In the US, Erstwhile Mezcal can be purchased directly from their online store.