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Maguey Melate Cuixe – German Manzano Martinez

Maguey Melate Cuixe from maestro mezcalero German Manzano Martinez was produced in Zoquitlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:German Manzano Martínez
ABV: 45.3%
Age of plant: 12-15 years
Batch size: Lot GER-CUI-001: 550 liters
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Cuixe from German Manzano Martinez was produced in Zoquitlan, Oaxaca. The agaves were shredded via tahona and distilled in copper.

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

3.75 out of 5

6 reviews



35 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

bottle: 145
abv: 47.6%

creamsicle on a summer lawn.
fresh-cut grass and floral bouquets.
juicy fruit.
mothballs; smoldering coals, wood, ash and bits of rubber.

review #11



385 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Too much vanilla for me. Makes it taste sweeter than it is. A one and done



108 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

This is a good one. I don’t normally enjoy Cuixe as much as others but this one is quite good. The aroma has some fresh, green veggies, mint, salt-water taffy and a hint of fruit punch. Really nice! The taste has some earthy sweetness and roasted pepper. The finish is good and balanced.



2 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Possibly due to it being 8mo from the last reviews and getting a different bottle size, but I’m getting a different experience. Orange isn’t coming through at all. I definitely pick up on the confectionary vanilla flavor in the taste, but with more grassy notes than floral alongside some vague tropical fruit notes. The nose is herbaceous. Definitely no septic notes for me that the other reviewer mentioned

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose – Slight mustiness. Fresh mandarin orange. Balinese orchids.

Palate – Vanilla extract. Tiger lily. Orange citrus. Clove. An aftertaste of a dryer sheet aroma (sorry, haven’t gone chawing on Bounce). Several aromas here I am picking up as actual flavors which is interesting. There is this lingering septic tinge to it that makes it stumble in the finish.



421 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

This is a delicious Mezcal!!! I’m getting a tropical vibe from it, it reminds me of a beach in Thailand for some reason. It’s light, fruity, and floral with jasmine, mango, fresh squeezed orange juice, satsumas, vanilla cupcakes, mangosteens, bay leaves, and orange blossom water. I love this one.

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