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Tohue Tohue Wild Cupreata

Tohue Tohue is produced in the state of Guerrero using 100% wild agave Cupreata. After the agaves reach maturity, the quiotes (stalks) are cut off and the plants are left to grow 3 additional years.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Tohue Tohue Mezcal
Mezcalero:Rosalino Lopez Vicario
Agave:Cupreata
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Guerrero
ABV: 47%
Website: http://www.tohuetohue.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Tohue Tohue is produced by mezcalero Rosalino “Don Lino” Lopez Vicario in the municipality of Eduardo Neri in the Sierra Madre del Sur in the state of Guerrero using 100% wild agave Cupreata. Don Lino makes his mezcal using the local traditions passed to him from generation to generation. These wild Agave cupreata grow at around 1500 meters above sea level and reach maturity between 12-20 years. The pit ovens are located in the mountains where the agaves are harvested and the agave are cooked at that location. After cooking, the agaves are brought down to the palenque, they are milled, and then placed in pine vats to ferment before being distilled in copper pots.

On the nose there are notes of fruit together with lactic and leather hints. It is crisp in the mouth, fresh, sweet and earthy with a slight kick in the back of the palate.

Tohue Tohue Mezcal

Tohue Tohue (or Tiawi Tiawi) is more than mezcal; it is a social project that proposes a new and innovative way of rescuing the artisanal work of the state of Guerrero through mezcal by including in the production chain other economic activities from the region. Tohue Tohue represents the diverse artisans in the region which operate directly in one of the most marginalized states in the country where the majority of the population speaks only Nahuatl. The motivation and resilience of the people from this region gave the name to this brand which means “Moving Forward” in Nahuatl.

Member rating

3.67 out of 5

3 reviews

JDB

JDB

172 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Did not catch the abv and batch information on the bottle. Tried a sample at La Mezcaleria in Zurich during a sampling of a few of their bottles and offerings during a tasting. Was a really well made mezcal and a solid expression. The flavors and aromas were very much reminiscent of other cupreatas that I have had from Guerrero. Look forward to revisiting at some time in the near future.

Jonny

Jonny

709 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Interesting! There’s quite a bit going on here. Aromas of sour apples, distilled vinegar, blue cheese, more blue cheese, raw okra, and sweet corn. The palate has notes of sourdough, yogurt, brie cheese, roast beef, and boiled white onions. Dry, cheesy finish. There’s really no shortage of flavor on this, especially if you like cheese.

Tyler

Tyler

651 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

A very unique Guerrero mezcal that opens with strong lactic notes like sourdough bread, pilsner beer, and greek yogurt. The finish is sweet and reminds me of key lime pie. It is very different from other agave Cupreata mezcals but a must try if you see it. Lote LM07.

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