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Tres Tribus Cuishe

Tres Tribus Cuishe is produced by fifth generation mezcalero Juan Antonio Coronel in the mountains of Oaxaca

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Brand:Tres Tribus
Mezcalero:Juan Antonio Coronel
Town:San Francisco Nuxaño
ABV: 44%
Age of plant: 10-25 years
Release year: 2024
Website: https://trestribus.com, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Tres Tribus Cuishe is produced by fifth generation mezcalero Juan Antonio Coronel in San Francisco Nuxaño, Oaxaca. The agaves are harvested, cooked for up to a week in an underground conical oven using Encino Oak wood. Next, the cooked agave is machine mashed due to its tough fibers and then loaded into underground amphoras to ferment for up to a week. Even in colder weather, the mashed agave and pristine mountain water from a nearby volcano aquifer ferment in the cement containers with the help of ambient yeast. Finally he double distills in copper.

The label features Xaxaca, the owl, the messenger serving the rulers of Xibalba. Brand tasting notes: cooked pineapple, figs, quince, cacao and jasmine.

Tres Tribus

Named for the three tribes that first settled the region, Tres Tribus is a small batch artesanal mezcal hand-crafted by fifth generation mezcalero Juan Antonio Coronel in the remote mountains of Oaxaca. These time-honored traditional techniques bring forth pure, rich and complex profiles of the wild agave foraged from the region’s lush, pine-covered forests.

Altos Planos co-founder Juan Coronado first tasted Coronel’s Espadín Capon during a trip to Oaxaca in the mid-90s. After the success of Mijenta Tequila, Coronado wanted to share traditionally produced mezcal with those passionate about agave spirits, and Tres Tribus was born.

The brand is the first and only (as of June 2024) Certified B Corporation. Tres Tribus is fully carbon neutral and committed to acting in an environmentally responsible manner.

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Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 weeks ago

Batch 01-00463. Slightly sour aromas of overripe green apples, cottage cheese, and sour cream. There are additional aromas of coconut, mixed berries, and bubblegum. The palate has a continued note of bubblegum, mixing with strawberry, orange, and pomegranate. Beneath the fruitiness, there is this thick funky lactic element, like a berry Creme Saver hard candy. This is not at all what I would expect from a maguey Cuishe, but it is pleasant and something I could see myself sipping again.

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