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Gusto Historico Madrecuixe/ Bicuixe/ Tepextate

Gusto Historico Madrecuixe/ Bicuixe/ Tepextate was made by maestro mezcalero Emanuel Ramos in the community of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Gusto Histórico
Mezcalero:Emanuel Ramos
Maguey:Bicuishe, Madrecuishe, Tepeztate
Agave:Karwinskii, Marmorata
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Refrescador
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV: 48.4%
Batch size: 450 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.instagram.com/gustohistorico/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Gusto Historico Madrecuixe/ Bicuixe/ Tepextate was made by maestro mezcalero Emanuel Ramos in the community of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. This spirit was produced using 50% Agave karwinskii, 20% Agave karwinskii sp, and 30% Agave marmorata. The agaves were single distilled in a copper refrescadera still.

Gusto Histórico

Gusto Histórico specializes in bringing unique destilados de agave y mezcales tradicionales to the market. The brand was started by one of the co-founders of famed Oaxacan mezcaleria Mezcaloteca, and the Gusto Histórico brand features many of the same producers, with a focus on preserving traditional production methods and practices.

9 reviews

3.72 out of 5


Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Yesterday was poured a flight of four of this line, which I’ve been eagerly awaiting to appear stateside, being somewhat familiar with the work Marco Ochoa has done previously.

Here the delicious aroma jumped out of the vaso veladora immediately and surprisingly. Very full on the nose, lots and lots going on. Was almost nervous to take a first sip and was yet rewarded with something that matched perfectly. Warm wet chili notes and some dark brown mole stuff that reminded me of a tasty ice cream I’ve never had.

Terrific mouthfeel where the refrescadera deserves a hat tip. Fantastic.

Yesterday was poured a flight of four of this line, which I’ve been eagerly awaiting to appear stateside, being somewhat familiar with the work Marco Ochoa has done previously.
Here the delicious aroma jumped out of the vaso veladora immediately and surprisingly. Very full on the nose, lots and lots going on. Was almost nervous to take a first sip and was yet rewarded with something that matched perfectly. Warm wet chili notes and some dark brown mole stuff that reminded me of a tasty ice

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

278 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Angel food cake, iron/heme on the finish. Green onions somewhere in there. Not bad but not something id drink again and again. Fine. Maybe closer to 3.25?

ElAgave

ElAgave

34 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Emanuel Ramos
48.4% abv

Nose – lemon, cream, lime zest, banana, floral, grassy
Palate – mineral, slate, clay, floral, soil, mint, licorice
Finish – very minty, light smokiness

Tyler

Tyler

481 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

For me it’s super Karwinskii dominate. Lots of minerals and light wood. Spicy peat meringue. The Tepeztate is a minor backdrop which compliments the dominant agaves well. I enjoy it. Madre Cuishe fans will love this. 48.4%.

Jonny

Jonny

523 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Aromas of rich dark fruits, cherries, overripe mango, papaya, and cantaloupe. The palate is a bit starchy. I get some root vegetable textures mixing with sweet notes related to baked goods, like honey, sweet oats, and coffee cake. This is still really good, but it’s my least favorite of the first 4 releases that made it into the US.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

115 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Very fragrant. Karwinskiis seems to dominate this ensamble, as I don’t get any of the tepeztate notes I’m used to (50% madrecuixe, 20% bicuixe, 30% Tep.) Overall not bad at all – some pink bubblegum sweetness with a cream finish (candycorn?). Bit too hot though to get a higher ranking. 3.75.
2oz sample

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

72 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

1oz sample; unknown Lot/Bottle #s
👀- clear
👃- prickling impact with some drying and pungency.
Aromas of grapefruit, brandies cherry, brandied peach, honeysuckle, orange blossom, saffron, peppermint, green anise, green pine needles, peppercorn, almond paste, raw peanuts, and some VA/acetate.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and ordinary to fine character.
👅- coating effect with some astringent highlight; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sweet & sour taste; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of wild honey, baked quite and agave, medium smoky wood, citrus, cherry pits, saffron, peanut paste, and some musty musky, leathery damp paper character (in balance with the aromas, not in a TCA flaw/fault indication).
Medium concentrated flavor intensity, complex character, correct balance.
Straightforward and very long finish.
Very good overall impression.

*fairly different and unique character expression. interesting find, although peculiar, not extra ordinary.

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1oz sample; unknown Lot/Bottle #s
👀- clear
👃- prickling impact with some drying and pungency.
Aromas of grapefruit, brandies cherry, brandied peach, honeysuckle, orange blossom, saffron, peppermint, green anise, green pine needles, peppercorn, almond paste, raw peanuts, and some VA/acetate.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and ordinary to fine character.
👅- coating effect with some astringent highlight; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sweet & sour

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

218 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Nose: Big time cherry. Wet soil. Leather. Smooth, subtle smoke.

Palate: Incredible minerality. Bubble gum. Cherry again and a hint of chocolate. Great minty heat on the finish.

This stuff is awesome!

Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

This reminds me of Cherry Garcia ice cream! Vanilla wafers, pound cake, brandied black cherries, and dark chocolate. There is a bit of alcohol burn and a watery mouthfeel that I didn’t like but all in all it’s a tasty Mezcal.

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