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Origen Raiz Madrecuishe

Origen Raiz Madrecuishe is produced in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca by legendary maestro mezcalero Valentin Cortes.

About this mezcal

Origen Raiz Madrecuishe is produced in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca by maestro mezcalero Valentin Cortes. The Agave karwinskii are cooked in an underground pit oven, crushed by tahona, fermented in open air wooden tanks, and double distilled in copper stills.

Origen Raiz del Espiritu Mezcal

Origen Raíz is a partnership between two distinct sets of Mexican roots. The Saravia family of Durango has a long history of working to improve the local economy through business, and the Cortés family of Oaxaca brings six generations of knowledge in mezcal production. The families were brought together by their sons, Asis Cortés and Bildo Saravia, through passion for their culture and respect for their heritage. Asis is well known for some of his other projects like Mezcal Dixeebe, and he was previously involved with his family's other brands of Oaxacan-based mezcal: El JolgorioNuestra Soledad, and Agave de Cortes. The family also operates a mezcaleria named Mezcalogia and Asis has a restaurant named Puro Burro in Oaxaca City.

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266 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 days ago

A tad under 4 stars. A slight malt vinegar taste on the finish… maybe soy sauce. Otherwise, reminds me of the recent Margarito/Mezcaloteca Madrecuishe. Mouthfeel is slightly ‘buzzy’ with lavender and hibiscus.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

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Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Nose: Invigorating nose feel, like smelling highly carbonated soda water.

Palate: Fruity then a quick shift to rubber then a long, quality brine/smoky finish. Medium viscosity. A solid round of all the mezcal goods – sweet, salty, smoky and a nice heat to it. Really good stuff.



311 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

A very interesting and unique Madrecuixe. Much more earthy than I’m used to. Like walking in the redwood forest after a rain. Decaying leaves and wet forest soil and something rich and sweet like roasted caramelized pears. Tasty.

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