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Palenqueros Madrecuishe

Palenqueros Madrecuishe is made by maestro mezcalero Don Beto Ortiz, who has a reputation for creating some of the finest mezcal in Oaxaca.

About this mezcal

Palenqueros Madrecuishe is made by maestro mezcalero Don Alberto “Beto” Ortiz in Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. Don Beto is renowned for his beautiful distillation and he’s become a legend in the area. The agave used in this mezcal are milled by hand and double distilled in a copper still.

Palenqueros Mezcal

Palenqueros Mezcal is marketed as Single Palenque mezcal, meaning that it’s produced by a single mezcalero at a single distilling facility. The brand is a collaboration project between Tradición Chagoya, which owns and operates other mezcal brands like Donaji and Los Cuerudos, and Velier Italia, an Italian spirits company.

7 reviews

4.5 out of 5

KarwinskiiKid

KarwinskiiKid

3 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch AOMA01. This is my favorite mezcal. Candy and heat on the nose. Insane mid palate half-second burst of grape soda, lavender tide pods…cannot fully describe it…haven’t tasted anything like it…. It is a very perfume-y mezcal but it doesn’t have a soapy characteristic at all…and the perfume fades into heat and minerality.

Paypir

Paypir

4 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Batch AOMA01 Amazing mezcal, clean, herbaceous, savoury.

AndrewT

AndrewT

9 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Incredibly special. Started off very floral and perfum-y, then settled and exhibited those saline, candy, citrus characters. Totally agree with skittles and lemon-lime gatorade. One of the most complex and interesting spirits I’ve ever tasted.

2nd review. Remains a favorite. Banana and citrus candy, dirt and flowers

Mansson

Mansson

71 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lot AOMA01. I agree with previous reviewers on the flavours but not the ratings. There is a very dominant perfumy lilac flavour that, in my view, gives it an artificial, soapy character. It is also a bit too hot. It’s not bad, but simply not my type of liquor. Three stars with hesitation.

Jordan

Jordan

11 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Light body, river water and river stones. Smells like skittles if you have sucked off the flavored part… Much hotter nose than it actually is in your mouth. Some bitter herbs/thyme, yellow gatorade… If it was a little more oily this would be unreal, but still very very good!

Tyler

Tyler

574 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Incredible especially when you consider the price. Wet slate from a rocky waterfall. Salt from the sea breeze. Definitely agree with Jonny on the perfume, lilac, and lavender notes. Very complex, spicy, yet singular. Once again, Don Beto shows us he is a master. This mezcal has appeared as Mezcalero Special #1 and Yuu Baal Madrecuishe. Lot AOMA01.

Jonny

Jonny

582 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Batch AOMA01. Pairs well with Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. Rich, heavy but bright, rolling aromas, and clean but layered rhythms. Aromas of perfume, lilac, and sweet fruits like peaches, tangerine, and summer breeze. Big and bodacious on the palate. Notes of fresh cotton, clean minerals, purple flowers, sea breeze, and lavender. This is exceptionally clean in all ways.

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