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Maguey Melate Tepextate / Cuixe – Flavio Cesar

Maguey Melate Tepextate / Cuixe from Flavio Cesar was originally released as the August 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Maguey Melate
Mezcalero:Flavio Cesar Rodriguez Rodriguez
Maguey:Cuishe, Tepeztate
Agave:Karwinskii, Marmorata
ABV: 44%
Age of plant: 8-11 years
Batch size: Batch FLA-ENS-001: 500 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.magueymelate.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Maguey Melate Tepextate / Cuixe from Flavio Cesar Rodriguez Rodriguez was originally released as the August 2021 Mezcalero of the Month Club agave spirit. Flavio produced this spirit in the community of San Pedro Taviche, Occotlan using 50% Tepextate and 50% Cuixe.

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.

5 reviews

3 out of 5



373 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars8 months ago

This one definitely improved after it had been open awhile. Chocolate-y and smoky with flavors of brown M&M’s, fresh banana, cigarette butts, river rocks, wood varnish, cedar, and mint chip ice cream.



165 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Bit on the lighter side for my preference, but I love that the Tep. notes shine through. Get some watermelon along with the more classic tepeztate notes. All around very enjoyable, and this particular bottle got better with some air time! 3.75 stars.



31 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Salty smoke, watermelon/dragon fruit/other water based flavored fruits lol.
a bit of a freshly painted room.
Also insanely grassy and green on the nose. not enjoying this one

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

471 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Batch: FLA-ENS-001
Nose – Brand new rubber basketball. Paint primer. Baby carrots. Watermelon water.

Palate – Weak floral flavors / watery even for 44% ABV. Flower stems and roots. Rubber. Cigarette smoke. This one ain’t for me.



362 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Maguey Melate has been on a tear recently! Earthy peach cobbler. Lemons. Mulch. Prickly pear. Ambrosia!

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