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Los Cuerudos Joven

Los Cuerudos Joven is made in Las Margaritas, which is mostly surrounded by jungle, giving the agave a unique musty flavor not found in other mezcal.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Los Cuerudos Mezcal
Mezcalero:Petronilo Rosario Altamirano
Town:Las Margaritas
About this mezcal

Los Cuerudos Joven is made with agave Espadin in Las Margaritas, San Pedro Totolapam, Oaxaca. This mezcal is produced by mezcalero Petronilo Rosario Altamirano. Las Margaritas is about 780 meters above sea level. This mezcal is traditionally produced and tastes earthy, with notes of dark fruit and smoke.

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.

6 reviews

3 of out 5 stars



19 reviews
1 year ago

smell is very mild, hints of both agave and acetone. upfront it is very smooth, almost watery in your mouth with a mild sweetness similar to a tequila. the aftertaste is more like a mezcal where the smokiness comes through.

1 year ago

So light and delicate, to a fault. Very little smoke

Could mistake this for a blanco tequila almost.



73 reviews
1 year ago

Lote MCJO/1804 from 2018.
3.5. Taste like lemon drops, has a buttery feel. Tasty espadin for the price.



361 reviews
2 years ago

Lote MCJO/1804 from 2018. Light aromas of apples and pears. Semi-viscous and nice body. The palate tastes of roasted potatoes, grilled onions, and grilled bell peppers. This is tasty, and a good deal at the price.



352 reviews
2 years ago

Decent agave Espadin mezcal at a low price point. Their restaurant in Oaxaca is great and I’d tried their mezcals there. Most recently I tried a bottle in the stated. Lot MCJO/1804 from 2018. There is some nice viscosity here with notes of sugar, lemon, and white pepper. Not super complex with just a hint of sour at the end. Overall decent for the price.



32 reviews
2 years ago

Nice notes of chocolate and olives. Nice and smoky.

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