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Maguey Melate Arroqueño / Madre Cuixe / Bicuixe

Maguey Melate Arroqueño / Madre Cuixe / Bicuixe is produced by Agustin Güendulain Maya in San Luis Amatlán.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Agustin Guendulain Maya
Maguey:Arroqueño, Bicuishe, Madrecuishe
Agave:Americana, Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper, Refrescador
Town:San Luis Amatlan
ABV: 48.1%
Batch size: May 2020 batch: 277 liters
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Arroqueño / Madre Cuixe / Bicuixe is produced by Agustin Güendulain Maya in San Luis Amatlán. This was made with 40% Arroqueño, 40% Madre Cuixe, and 20% Bicuixe. He was the Melate Mezcalero of the Month for August 2019, and he recently won a top place in the Maestros del Mezcal competition in Spring 2020 with his Madre Cuixe expression.

Maguey Melate

Maguey Melate was founded on two ideas: 1) Artisanal agave spirits are amazing and should be shared with the world, and 2) The faster-cheaper economy is a harmful force for people, the environment, and now agave spirits.

They believe if mezcal (and agave spirits) can be understood and appreciated at its full potential, people will show their preference for quality artisanal mezcal that is sustainably and fairly sourced. By raising consumer consciousness on the origins of mezcal and educating enthusiasts on matters of quality and character, informed people will be empowered to ensure the future of mezcal. To do this, they’re reaching a large audience with an impactful message: KEEP MEZCAL ARTISANAL!

Maguey Melate is perhaps most well-known for their Mezcalero of the Month Club, which delivers artisanal small-batch agave spirits directly to the doors of consumers in the US and Mexico. In addition to the monthly spirits, they offer exclusive content and interviews with producers. Single releases are also available in the Maguey Melate shop.

Member rating

2.88 out of 5

4 reviews



108 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

The arroqueño is good and helps to subdue the cuixe sweetness. The aroma has a slight petrol thing happening. Overall ok to good.



385 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

What others said. Kinda muddled in flavor profile. Not clean or crisp, but not unenjoyable (is that a word?). Mediocre



421 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Well made but not memorable. Spearmint, clove, gun metal, and something faintly animally.



214 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Not a bad ensamble – basic, but good. Appreciated the different agave notes I could pick out – bananas stood out above all else for some reason, and overall well rounded. Nothing to get too excited about, but easy to sip.

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