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Maguey Melate Cuixe – Gregorio Martinez Garcia

Maguey Melate Cuixe from maestro mezcalero Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia is produced in the community of San Baltazar Guélavila, Oaxaca.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia
Maguey:Cuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 45.3%
Age of plant: 15 years
Release year: 2019
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Cuixe from Gregorio “Don Goyo” Martinez Garcia was originally release as the September 2019 Mezcalero of the Month agave spirit. While Don Goyo’s production capacity remains quite small (this batch was just 120 liters), he has been bottled by some of the best mezcalerias in Oaxaca City like Mezcalogia.

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.

7 reviews

4.21 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

471 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Nose – Cheesecake. Sweaty parm cheese. Cake frosting. White wine.

Palate – Very floral. Green grapes. A tiny dandelion note. Dark baking chocolate. Rock solid mezcal from the legend, Don Goyo.

rsidrys

rsidrys

50 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Super bright with citrus and fruit notes. It’s as though this was fermenting in a lemon orchard – so prominent it can sometimes hit you like Pine-sol.

Ankaret

Ankaret

3 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

The nose is green, earthy, herbal, marine, balanced nicely by creamy sweet fruit notes. Fresh root vegetable pulled straight from the ground freshness which I’ve smelled only on the best of karwinskiis. The palate opens up with floral and herbal flavors, a medium cool mouthfeel, and sweet rainwater. There’s that subtle savory grilled fruit on the palate which I believe is Don Goyo’s signature. A smooth developing finish that leads with sweet and salty pepper followed by dry earthy pine. A little of that fresh root vegetable aftertaste long after the last sip, which completes the experience beautifully. Amazing stuff.

The nose is green, earthy, herbal, marine, balanced nicely by creamy sweet fruit notes. Fresh root vegetable pulled straight from the ground freshness which I’ve smelled only on the best of karwinskiis. The palate opens up with floral and herbal flavors, a medium cool mouthfeel, and sweet rainwater. There’s that subtle savory grilled fruit on the palate which I believe is Don Goyo’s signature. A smooth developing finish that leads with sweet and salty pepper followed by dry earthy pine. A

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SoloAgave

SoloAgave

85 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Just tried this the last time I was in Oaxaca and it was love at first sip. Floral, vegetal, fresh, sweet, and lightly saline. After a full day of visiting palenques this one stood out above the rest. One of my favorite producers in the region as I truly enjoyed his other releases of Tepeztate of course and the Espadin (the new batch was really unique – not sure if its in the US market yet).

Rakhal

Rakhal

373 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Incense, cake frosting, freshly turned soil, cedar, ocean air, stewed dark fruits. Fantastic.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

100 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose is green and vegetal, cucumber water and some juniper berry. Round mouthfeel with subtle notes of pine.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

362 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Summertime post-rain. Dusty country roads. Central Texas BBQ. Wildflowers in March. Jammin

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