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Gusto Historico Tepextate/ Tobala/ Cuixe/ Madrecuixe

Gusto Historico Tepextate/ Tobala/ Cuixe/ Madrecuixe was made by maestro mezcalero Juan Vázquez in the community of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca

Rating: (7 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Gusto Histórico
Mezcalero:Juan Vázquez
Maguey:Cuishe, Madrecuishe, Tepeztate, Tobala
Agave:Karwinskii, Marmorata, Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Ensamble
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV: 46.9%
Batch size: 150 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.instagram.com/gustohistorico/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Gusto Historico Tepextate/ Tobala/ Cuixe/ Madrecuixe was made by maestro mezcalero Juan Vázquez in the community of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. It’s produced with 50% Agave marmorata, 15% Agave potatorum, 25% Agave karwinskii sp, and 10% Agave karwinskii. This was double distilled in a copper alambique still in May of 2016.

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.

7 reviews

4.43 out of 5


ElAgave

ElAgave

32 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Juan Vasquez
46.9% abv

Nose – musty, grandfather’s cardigan, cream, floral, plum, fruity
Palate – clay, cedar, wood
Finish – floral, clay, mineral, slate

Jonny

Jonny

488 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Green pepper, basil, mint, and rose water aromas are infectious. I can’t stop sniffing this as it smells incredible. The palate is coating and buttery with notes of cucumber mint water, walnuts, pine, and a touch of dark chocolate. Warm and savory finish.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

99 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Nose: Proper cream soda. Sweet pepper. A hint of ginger.

Palate: Creamier sweetness vs the other Gusto ensambles. A great viscosity to it. Can really taste that tobala on the finish. Super long and very warm. Lingering birthday cake flavor.

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

92 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

My favorite of all 4x Historico Gustos samples I’ve tried. Smell is green, sweet, and inviting. Tepeztate forward, which I’m definitely biased to. Love the green and earthiness, along with some cream notes from the cuishe. Candy sweetness is in there too. Tastes a bit stronger than the 47% ABV, but in a great way. I’m buying a full bottle of this one!
2 oz sample

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

56 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

1oz sample; unknown Lot/Bottle #s
👀- clear
👃- warming and drying impact with light prickliness.
Aromas of perfume, rose water, watermelon oil, cucumber, rosemary, fresh dill, mint, basil, green anise, pine & green pinenuts.
Adequate & slightly complex production.
Average length and ordinary character.
👅- astringent effect with coating and warming highlights; sufficient smooth to rough alcohol; medium-full body.
Primarily sweet & sour taste, with bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of raw wildflower honey, cooked sweet potato & sugarcane, cooked quiote, spiced watermelon, cucumber, peppercorn, peach and pine, faint smokyness.
Concentrated flavor intensity, slightly complex, bold harmonious balance.
Straightforward and very long finish.
Very good to excellent overall impression.

*it’s bold yet refreshing in quality, very interesting and well balanced.

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1oz sample; unknown Lot/Bottle #s
👀- clear
👃- warming and drying impact with light prickliness.
Aromas of perfume, rose water, watermelon oil, cucumber, rosemary, fresh dill, mint, basil, green anise, pine & green pinenuts.
Adequate & slightly complex production.
Average length and ordinary character.
👅- astringent effect with coating and warming highlights; sufficient smooth to rough alcohol; medium-full body.
Primarily sweet & sour taste, with bitter highlights; buttery sm

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Rakhal

Rakhal

273 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Easily my favorite of the four that I tried. This is really good. Floral and clean and light. Almost weightless on the tongue. Fresh white roses, fresh basil leaf, cinnamon, cold green grapes, fresh jalapeño, honeydew melon, and kiwi with a very long warm cinnamon finish. I love this one!!

Tyler

Tyler

459 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Love this stuff and want to try more from this mezcalero, Juan Vázquez. It has a great balance at around 47% ABV. I’m partial to Tepeztate which is a big note here. Not sure I’ve really seen many Tepeztate-Karwinskii ensambles, but this is amazing. The green pepper and woody notes make it taste really organic. Almost like biting into fresh veggies. There are some light mineral water notes mid-palate. Soft finish with cotton candy notes. Extra half star for the price point of around $107/bottle (at least where I found it).

Love this stuff and want to try more from this mezcalero, Juan Vázquez. It has a great balance at around 47% ABV. I’m partial to Tepeztate which is a big note here. Not sure I’ve really seen many Tepeztate-Karwinskii ensambles, but this is amazing. The green pepper and woody notes make it taste really organic. Almost like biting into fresh veggies. There are some light mineral water notes mid-palate. Soft finish with cotton candy notes. Extra half star for the price point of around

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