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Leyendas Maguey Cuishe

Leyendas Maguey Cuishe has aromas of earth and peaty smoke, with tasting notes of green apple and a spicy finish.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Leyendas Mezcal
Mezcalero:Catarino Hernández
Town:San Jerónimo Taviche
ABV: 48.8%
Website: https://mezcaldeleyendas.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Leyendas Maguey Cuishe is made with Agave karwinskii in the community of San Jerónimo Taviche, Oaxaca. Maestro Don Catarino Hernández has been producing agave spirits for over 50 years. He generally oversees mezcal production at his palenque, which is done mostly by his eldest son Felipe.

Leyendas Mezcal

Mezcal de Leyendas (previously labeled as Mezcales de Leyenda) believes they can improve some of the most marginalized communities in Mexico. They implement the best fair trade practices where they work, and they have many efforts in agave sustainability. Their mezcals come from the different mezcal-producing states. They also have some special edition, small-batch mezcals. The brand also releases the Pelotón de la Muerte line of mezcals.

In 2021, the brand (under Artisanal Distillates, LLC) raised money via the StartEngine platform at a $32.7 million pre-money valuation.

Member rating

3.25 out of 5

2 reviews



654 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Enjoyable sweet karwinskii. There are some nice mineral elements and sweetness, almost a bit perfumey. I get the chlorine thing Jonny mentions but it is faint and not too distracting – more like watery mint. Sample, no batch number.



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Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Nice aromas of green apples and maple sugar. There’s also a little bit of a chlorine element on the nose. The palate is viscous with notes of minerals, heavier smoke, leather, and mesquite. There’s a semi-sour element on the back of the palate that I don’t love about this. This producer is strong but this batch isn’t my favorite unfortunately. No batch info on this sample.

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