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NETA Bicuixe (Hermógenes Vasquez)

NETA Bicuixe was distilled by Mezcalero Hermógenes Vasquez in April 2016 using 280 Karwinskii agaves harvested under a full moon at peak maturity.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Hermógenes Vasquez
Grind:Hand, Shredder
Batch size:200 liters
Release year:2019
About this destilado de agave

NETA Bicuixe was distilled by Mezcalero Hermógenes Vasquez in April 2016. The 280 Karwinskii agaves were harvested under a full moon at peak maturity from red and rocky tierra colorada at about 4,600 feet above sea level. These Bicuixe piñas were pit-roasted with mesquite wood, rested for a week, and then chopped with a machete. The fibrous chunks, carefully selected for their sugars, were run through a mechanical mill and then dry fermented for two days in two separate 1,000 liter Montezuma cypress wood tanks. Then well water was added, beginning the wet fermentation process which ran for an additional eight days. After adjusting the alcohol levels with común macizo, the 25-40% ABV liquid from the first round of distillation, Hermógenes was left with a total of 200 liters of Bicuixe at 46.9% ABV.


NETA is a colloquial word in Mexico that translates to "the real deal" or "the truth". Since 2012, the brand has worked closely with several small, family producers and a cooperative of twelve palenqueros from the southern valleys and hills of Miahuatlán, Oaxaca. The region has preserved its reputation for producing some of the finest mezcales and agave spirits anywhere in Mexico. The team behind NETA presents a carefully curated selection of extraordinary spirits that would otherwise never be found outside of its place of origin.

A note about NETA labels: The total bottle count written on the front label might be less than the total batch size. Batches may be split between Mexico, Europe, and the US; the handwritten bottle count represents the number of bottles imported into a particular country.

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2 reviews

5 out of 5



407 reviews
7 months ago

April 2016. Bottle 006/132. Serious bicuixe here! Aromas of vanilla beans, sour apples, dry grass, and macadamia. Tastes like skittles, sugary fruit, and Sweet Tarts. Medium body. This is a total bombshell. Absolute fire. Awesome. Tasted this alongside 4 other allstar bicuixes, and this stood above them all.



92 reviews
7 months ago

Sublime is the first word that came to mind when describing this. Tried it against Felipe Cortes’ bicuishe, which I love and I liked this better. Must try!

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