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Mal Bien Puntas de Madrecuixe / Bicuixe / Tepextate / Coyote – Cortes

Mal Bien Puntas de Madrecuixe / Bicuixe / Tepextate / Coyote from Ageo Cortes is a high ABV first cut off the still.

About this destilado de agave

Mal Bien Puntas de Madrecuixe / Bicuixe / Tepextate / Coyote from Ageo Cortes is a high ABV first cut off the still. Felipe and his son Ageo are the 3rd and 4th generations of the Cortes family to produce mezcal in the Miahuatlán District of Oaxaca, an area famous for its abundance and diversity of agave, and a strong tradition of distilling. They are related to the neighboring Ramos family via Felipe’s wife (Ageo’s mother), Cesilia, whose sister Cleotilde is married to Victor.

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Mal Bien

Since 2016, the Mal Bien team has been traveling Mexico, driving off the map and into mountains filled with treacherous roads, police officers of questionable moral character, feral dogs, indigenous languages, narcos, ancient relics, machete wielding protestors, insect based meals, mudslides, blockades, corrupt politicians, and many of the world’s kindest, funniest, most brilliant people. In addition to some hard to believe stories, they’ve connected with a wide variety of traditional producers, whose mezcal is now bottled and exported under the Mal Bien name.

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4 out of 5

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Ben P

Ben P

97 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Nose: earthy, some wood, mulch, citrus rind, papaya, honeydew, as it sits I get a bit more lime

Palate: sage, mint, tobacco, then is awesome flash of fruit, more papaya, sweet rotting mango, pineapple. Finish is soil, white pepper, tart leather, a bit of vegetal bitterness

The nose didn’t really excite me on this but the palate is great. The coyote really comes out moving into the finish with a flash of dank fruits. Good stuff, far exceeded my expectations

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