Viejo Indecente Madrecuishe is earthy on the nose with notes of eucalyptus and hay. The taste is fruity and also herbal with very little smoke.
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|Brand:||Viejo Indecente Mezcal|
|Town:||San Isidro Guishe|
|Age of plant:||15 years|
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About this mezcal
Viejo Indecente Madrecuishe is made with wild maguey Madrecuishe that takes 15 years to mature. This mezcal is earthy on the nose with notes of eucalyptus and hay. The taste is fruity and also herbal with very little smoke. Given the long time needed for these agave to mature, this mezcal really demonstrates the terroir of that specific region. Like other Viejo Indecente mezcal, this Madrecuishe carries slight notes of the ocean and brine.
Viejo Indecente Mezcal
Mezcal Viejo Indecente is produced in the small community of San Isidro Guishe, within the district of Miahuatlán, in Oaxaca. Jose Lucas, a third generation mezcalero, currently oversees the family-run operation, where he shares the knowledge gleaned from his years of experience with his eleven children.
Don Jose's son Mario is a builder and traveled through villages in Zacatecas, Jalisco, and San Luis Potosi where steaming is traditional. Mario built his own above-ground oven fueled by natural gas. This production method helps combat deforestation. Steaming also efficiently uses the entire plant because burnt or charred pieces do not need to be removed. Not all of their releases are steamed however. Once a year, the family roasts a batch of Tobala and a batch of Tepextate in their traditional earthen pit.
Learn more about Viejo Indecente:
- Viejo Indecente and Lucas Family Mezcal on the Mezcal Reviews blog