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NETA Espadín + Bicuixe Ensamble – Candido Garcia Cruz

NETA Espadín + Bicuixe Ensamble was distilled by mezcalero Candido Garcia Cruz in April 2012 and was released 9 years later.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Candido García Cruz
Maguey:Bicuishe, Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia, Karwinskii
Style:Ensamble, Joven
Town:San Luis Amatlan
ABV: 46.1%
Batch size: 660 liters (April 2012 batch)
Release year: 2021
Website: https://netaspirits.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

NETA Espadín + Bicuixe Ensamble was distilled by mezcalero Candido Garcia Cruz in the village of Logoche in Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. Batch ENSCAN1204 released in 2021 was distilled in April 2012. At that time, the family used an ox-drawn stone tahona to crush the agave. The batch consists primarily Maguey Espadin but the flavors of Maguey Bicuixe remain prominent. The agaves were crushed, fermented, and distilled together. When the NETA team helped distribute this batch with Candido, it was one of the oldest productions in his collection.


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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4.25 out of 5

2 reviews



385 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Too much bloody mary veggies for me. Celery, tomatillos, bell peppers, cilantro even. Not my jam, maybe



39 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Distilled 2012, released 2021, 660 liters produced.

I cannot get enough of this stuff, it has an amazing nose and incredible taste. Sweet tarts and Smarties – I get both on the nose and palate. Buy as much as you can and if you disagree, I’ll buy it from you!

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