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Real Minero Cuishe

Real Minero Cuishe is actually made with agave rhodacantha, not Karwinskii. The use of the name Cuishe varies based on location.

About this mezcal

Real Minero Cuishe is made with agave rhodacantha, which is what most other brands would consider agave Mexicano. Most other brands use the name Cuishe for an agave Karwinskii. That’s not the case for Mezcal Real Minero in Santa Catarina Minas. This mezcal is made with semi-wild agave that begin life in the vast Real Minero nursery.  Once the agave reach the appropriate age and size, they are transported and planted in semi-wild locations. All mezcal Real Minero is traditionally produced in small batches that are distilled in clay pots.

Real Minero Mezcal

Real Minero is considered by many to be one of the world's finest Mezcal producers. The family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, and they're known both in Mexico and abroad for creating some of the best bottles available. All of their mezcal is made in small clay pot stills, and almost all of it is rested in glass for several months before bottling, giving the mezcal a much softer character. Outside of creating great spirits, they also have one of the largest and most diverse sustainable agave reforestation programs. With the help of the community, they've been able to rescue several agave varieties that were previously thought to be extinct. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly, so check your bottle for details.

Read more about our visit to the Real Minero Agave Nursery and Palenque Tour.

Listen to Graciela Angeles Carreño talk about her family's production on the Show De Vie Podcast: Ep 291 – Graciela Angeles Carreño – The Real Thing.

3 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars


razorbackmike

razorbackmike

99 reviews
4 months ago

this was a bottle i had opened last year.i was hoping that time would mellow this mezcal but not much had changed.it is a quality mezcal but a slight let down compared to the other mezcals from this label.it is labeled as cuihe but this refers to a mexicano or close relative.the nose doesnt offer much but slight smell of agave.the entry is harsh.i like mezcals that have a bite (like the vago) and some heat but you can have that quality without being harsh.that is the only complaint i have about this bottle.once the heat fades there are dark chocolate notes with black pepper and a delicious mineral finish.if it had a little more smoothness, it would be an easy 4 star.

this was a bottle i had opened last year.i was hoping that time would mellow this mezcal but not much had changed.it is a quality mezcal but a slight let down compared to the other mezcals from this label.it is labeled as cuihe but this refers to a mexicano or close relative.the nose doesnt offer much but slight smell of agave.the entry is harsh.i like mezcals that have a bite (like the vago) and some heat but you can have that quality without being harsh.that is the only complaint i have about

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rsidrys

rsidrys

38 reviews
2 years ago

190/282 RMC-01 2015. Sampled at a tasting put on by William Scanlan. I’ll be honest, there was one aspect about this one that hit me so hard, I barely recall anything else: BANANAS!

I feel bad, because as soon my buddies and I started sipping on this one, I just blurted it out and they complained they couldn’t think of anything else other than bananas – the ripe and sweet kind. I did like it and would consider adding a bottle to my collection.

Jonny

Jonny

360 reviews
2 years ago

Lot RMT-01. Bottle 102/120 from 2015. This has some classic Mexicano tastes of dark rich chocolate mixed with wet leaves in the fall. It kind of smells and tastes like autumn in New Hampshire. This is hard to find and totally worth the search.

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