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Santo Cuviso Blanco

Santo Cuviso Blanco is made with Maguey Pacifica (Angustifolia). It is earthy with subtle tones of pepper, mesquite, and smoked oak.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Brand:Santo Cuviso
Bacanorero:Manuel “El Toro” Chacón
Grind:Hand, Shredder
ABV: 45%
Website: https://santocuviso.com/, opens in new window

About this bacanora

Santo Cuviso Blanco is a bacanora made with wild agave Angustifolia. The piñas are roasted over mesquite and oak in an underground volcanic stone oven for several days. Then they are milled by hand and with a shredder. The juices are then poured into vats to ferment for 6-12 days with well water. The agave juice is double-distilled in handcrafted copper alambiques.

Santo Cuviso

Each batch of Santo Cuviso Bacanora is handcrafted from 100% Agave Angustifolio piñas, harvested in Sierra de Sonora, México, and distilled by their Master Bacanorero, whose process infuses every drop with three generations of distilling knowledge.

Bacanora production was banned for 77 years in Sonora, México, and those who were caught distilling agave were hanged or imprisoned, but the Chacón family persevered and when the ban lifted in 1992, the family was ready.

In addition to Bacanora, the brand has also released Sotol from two different regions of Mexico.

Member rating

3.7 out of 5

5 reviews



153 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Peppermint and a bit of fried steak on the nose. Dark toffee sweetness, a touch anise, cooked agave. More “espadin” than bacanoras usually are. Nice for the price. Rather 3.5 without taking that into account.



156 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Lot 0322, 46% abv

Review #59: nose is eucalyptus, honey, chlorine, milk chocolate, and anise.
Palate has more eucalyptus, honey, milk chocolate, milk, anise, and a campfire with smoked meats.

The flavors and aromas are pretty gentle here. I do enjoy the profile but I just wish there were more of it. This is decent but it doesn’t leave much of an impression.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose – Mint leaf. Anise. A slight funky feta cheese note.

Palate – Celery leaf. Black licorice. Purple grape juice. An old mint candy that would be on your grandma’s coffee table. A tad hot for 45% ABV.

Comme ci, comme ca. I bought a 200 mL bottle of this which seems just right.



385 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Mint. Mint. Spearmint. Kentucky Colonel. A metric ton of licorice as well. Anise. Good lort. Cant tell whether I really love this or dislike this at the moment. 4 stars, for now



1 review
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Love this straight yip, on ice or as “ranch water” with Topo Chico and limon

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