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Mala Idea Cuishe

Mala Idea Cuisheis handcrafted in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca with maguey Cuishe (agave Karwinskii). It's double distilled in a copper still.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Mala Idea Mezcal
Mezcalero:Celestino Sernas
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 16-18 years
Website: http://www.mezcalmalaidea.com, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Mala Idea Cuishe is made with wild maguey Cuishe in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. This mezcal has scents of green olives and ripe fruit, mixing with sweet mineral nuances and wet mud. The taste has some mineral notes with more notes of green olives and a touch of tobacco and dark chocolate. This mezcal won Silver Medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition and 2015 Mezcal of the Year at the NY International Spirits Competition.

Mala Idea Mezcal

Mala Idea, which translates to “Bad Idea” is named in celebration of everyone who follows their passions regardless of the risks and challenges they present. From semi-cultivated/wild Espadin to the truly wild agaves such as Tobala, Cuishe, and Tepextate, Mala Idea Mezcal is handcrafted to ensure the absolute best quality. All their agave is cooked in a stone horno, fermented in open-air, crushed by tahona, and distilled in copper stills.

Member rating

3.5 out of 5

4 reviews



23 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars6 years ago

A decent cuishe. The grassy notes are there, along with what seems to be a sweetness found in all of the Mala idea bottlings.



16 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Lot 001…A very “Safe” cuishe…nothing to write home about, but also one you might serve to your grandmother…starts out with a lot of flavor that dies quickly…This is thin and watery especially in comparison to other cuishe mezcal from Santiago Matatlan, which I tested this against….Though it’s thin, there is a good amount of flavor at a nice price



229 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

This bottle surprised me, it’s a consistent cuishe. Taste of minerals and fruit. Very approachable. Great value. The bottle it’s self is strange.



648 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Very fruity and sweet with notes of pineapple, burnt sugar, and wood spice. Most of the flavors are on the mid-palate. It has a soft finish. We did a blind tasting with a few different agave Cuishe mezcals and this was one of the better ones. Good value. Lot 1

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