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Los Cuerudos Cuishe

Los Cuerudos Cuishe is made in Santa Maria la Pila, Miahuatlan Oaxaca. It is bright and velvety with notes of mint and damp earth.

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Brand:Los Cuerudos Mezcal
Mezcalero:Alberto Ortiz
Town:Santa Maria La Pila
ABV: 46%
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About this mezcal

Los Cuerudos Cuishe is made with maguey Cuishe (agave Karwinskii) by Alberto Ortiz (Don Beto). This mezcal has strong notes of eucalyptus and mint with a slight hint of damp earth. It’s texture is velvety as a it bounces around the mouth.

Los Cuerudos Mezcal

“Los Cuerudos” were an armed revolutionary group from the southern highlands of Oaxaca. They were named for their custom of wearing flashing leather jackets. Jorge Chagoya, the first link in the “Tradicion Chagoya” that includes Los Cuerudos and Donaji Mezcal, became the primary producer of mezcal in the region at age 17, and he joined the Los Cuerudos army to defend their lands from rival soldiers. Five generations later, his family still owns their land and they are still making mezcal. This is it.

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