Gracias a Dios Cuishe has strong notes of moss and moisture on the nose. It has a persistent taste of clove, white pepper, cinnamon, and apples.
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About this mezcal
Gracias a Dios Cuishe is made with maguey Cuishe that can take 15 years to mature. This agave is fairly unique as it grows in an elongated piña that can stand up to 6 feet tall. This mezcal has strong notes of moss and moisture on the nose. It has a persistent taste of clove, white pepper, cinnamon, and apples.
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.