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Lalocura Cuishe

Lalocura Cuishe is distilled in small clay pots in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Like many mezcaleros, Lalo has been making mezcal for most of his life.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Lalocura Mezcal
Mezcalero:Eduardo "Lalo" Angeles
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
About this mezcal

Lalocura Cuishe is made by Eduardo “Lalo” Angeles in Santa Catarina Minas. He mashes all of his cooked agave by hand with wooden mallets, and ferments in the open air using only natural yeasts. Santa Catarina Minas is known as one of the best places to find great clay pot distilled mezcal, and Lalo has quickly become renowned in the area. Similar to other producers in this area, the term Cuishe is used to describe an agave rhodacantha, which is what most other regions would call an agave Mexicano.

Lalocura Mezcal

Before starting Lalocura in 2014, Eduardo "Lalo" Ángeles spent years working as the fourth generation master mezcalero of his family’s brand Real Minero, where he combined a lifetime of working under his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo with a collegiate degree in agricultural engineering. Many Real Minero bottles from several years ago actually have Eduardo listed alongside his father as the master distiller. Lalocura's clay pot distilled mezcals have built a steady cult following over the last few years. People from around the world show up at the palenque in Santa Catarina Minas each day hoping to spend time listening to Lalo tell stories while they taste the 20+ expressions he has resting in glass at any given time. If you like clay pot distilled mezcal and you like Real Minero, it's highly recommended that you find some Lalocura.

Read about our visit to Lalocura in the blog post A Tour with Oaxacking: Mezcal Lalocura

5 reviews

4.5 of out 5 stars

8 months ago

Brown butter, herbs, and citrus. Finish is smooth like an infants bottom. Up there with Lalo’s best



73 reviews
9 months ago

March 2019. Very bold. Hot up front. Hazelnut and tropical fruit finish



126 reviews
11 months ago

I forgot to write down the lot number for this one but it was absolutely brilliant!!! Very savory and complex, like an herbal liqueur. Caramel, clove, cinnamon, coconut, vanilla, allspice, flan, kalua, baileys, benedictine. So creamy!



30 reviews
12 months ago

Ripe bananas and creme brûlée that transitions into wet leaves and dirt after the first taste. I think it is the clay distillation coming through. Very enjoyable. Lot 08. 4-4.5 stars

12 months ago

Lot 08 CUS (?I can’t read the second part of this)

Took a dive into Lalo’s mezcal yesteday, had this after the Tobasiche and it did not disappoint, would need another taste to get into the flavor profile, but definitely turned me on to their mezcals, very well rounded. Also I’m curious if Cuishe and Mexicano are the same agave?

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