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Wahaka Madre-Cuishe

Wahaka Madre-Cuishe captures the singular character of this maguey and its environment very well. Its bright, earthy notes develop delicately and slowly.

Rating: (10 reviews)
Brand:Wahaka Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O148X
Mezcalero:Alberto Morales Mendez
Maguey:Madrecuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Dionisio Ocotepec
ABV: 42%
Website: www.wahakamezcal.com
About this mezcal

Wahaka Madre-Cuishe’s flavors are a product of its terroir. It is subtly herbaceous, with a hint of freshly fallen rain, this rare, wild-harvested agave often grows in the low-lying volcanic terrain of Oaxaca’s Central Valleys, where warmer temperatures and drier conditions give birth to more savory, minerally mezcales. This Madre-Cuishe captures the singular character of this maguey and its environment very well. Its bright, earthy notes develop delicately and slowly, while its long finish allows those flavors to linger gently. The Madre-Cuishe’s unique citrus flavors pair wonderfully with a variety of foods including exotic fruits.

Awards:
2011 Spirits of Mexico – Gold Medal
2011 New York International Spirits Competition – Silver Medal
2012 San Francisco World Spirits Competition – Silver Medal 2012 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 89 out of 100 – Very Good
2012 International Review of Spirits – Gold Medal – 94 out of 100 – Exceptional

Wahaka Mezcal

Wahaka Mezcal is the result of several childhood friends from Mexico City who turned their passion for Mexico’s oldest distilled spirit into a sustainably produced, community-focused, and internationally recognized brand. In 2010, they set out to find Mexico’s finest mezcal. After months of intensely researching, travelling, and tasting their way through Oaxaca, they found kindred spirits in maestro mezcalero Alberto “Beto” Morales Mendez and his family, who, for five generations, have been perfecting the art of making mezcal in San Dionisio Ocotepec, a tiny village in the Central Valley of Oaxaca. Together they created Wahaka, and with it, a new model for mezcal brands, one that was as committed to making an award-winning product as it was supporting the community from which flourishes. Unlike any other spirit, mezcal is a product of its terroir—and you can taste the Spirit of Oaxaca in every drop of this artisanally crafted, small-batch elixir.

Read more about our visit to the Wahaka Mezcal Palenque.

 

Wahaka Mezcal Distillery Tour

10 reviews

3.35 out of 5


TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

34 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Lote Armonía 001
👀- clear
👃- prickling slight warming impact.
Aromas of green aloe, pine sap, white pepper, light agave syrup, sage and thyme, dusty clay.
Adequate and semi complex production aroma.
Average length and fine character.
👅- coating effect; sufficient soft-smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste with light bitterness highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of lime, lemon, pepper, mesquite, sage, candied ginger, light mango.
Medium plus concentration of flavor intensity, slight complex character, harmonious balance.
Straightforwardly pleasant and very long finish.
Very good overall impression.

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Lote Armonía 001
👀- clear
👃- prickling slight warming impact.
Aromas of green aloe, pine sap, white pepper, light agave syrup, sage and thyme, dusty clay.
Adequate and semi complex production aroma.
Average length and fine character.
👅- coating effect; sufficient soft-smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste with light bitterness highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of lime, lemon, pepper, mesquite, sage, candied ginger, light mango.
Medium plus concentration of flavor inte

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Joe

Joe

27 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars5 months ago

tasty, a bit sweet. Grape and roasted marshmallow flavors.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Generally, I like Madrecuixe and this was fine, but didn’t leave the same mark on me as some of the others I had alongside.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

238 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Unremarkable after a long tasting. Will revisit

thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars2 years ago

one of the first bottles i bought while dipping my toe into the world of mezcal. 40% abv with no information on the bottle. it’s decent enough and an extremely easy (and somewhat dull) sipper, but it’s aggressively priced for what it is. spend your $95 on literally anything else.

Kon-tiki

Kon-tiki

16 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot PLENITUD 004….I loved this when I first tried it….I thought it was absolutely amazing and it still is very good….it’s extremely palatable and easy to drink…it’s very light and a bit watery, but probably a very good into mezcal for those that haven’t tried mezcal made with other types of agave….the madre is really soft and well rounded

Joseph

Joseph

22 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Nose is very mild with a gentle smokiness and a faint clay-like minerality and earthiness. Light and smooth mouthfeel. Taste confirms the gentle smoke and mild earthiness of the nose. The flavors are lovely and well integrated, but not particularly complex. It is quite smooth and pleasant to drink for sure. Would be a great introduction to mezcal and for those who like a nice smooth sipper. Personally, it hasn’t ‘wow’d’ me like so many others on my shelf.

Tyler

Tyler

442 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 years ago

The Wahaka Madre-Cuishe was the first mezcal I ever tried that wasn’t made from agave espadin and it opened up my eyes (and palate) to the vast world of mezcal. It was my mezcal “aha” moment. This mezcal is an easy sipper at 42% ABV which is low for a wild-agave sipping mezcal. On the nose there is a lot of fruit. It’s soft on the palate. There are some nice mineral notes along with flavors of charred honey, banana, rosewater, and bubblegum. Certainly a great mezcal to put near the front of a tasting and a perfect one to share with friends new to mezcal. LOTE: ORGULLO-10-AMM

The Wahaka Madre-Cuishe was the first mezcal I ever tried that wasn’t made from agave espadin and it opened up my eyes (and palate) to the vast world of mezcal. It was my mezcal “aha” moment. This mezcal is an easy sipper at 42% ABV which is low for a wild-agave sipping mezcal. On the nose there is a lot of fruit. It’s soft on the palate. There are some nice mineral notes along with flavors of charred honey, banana, rosewater, and bubblegum. Certainly a great mezcal to pu

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Sandy

Sandy

11 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Talk about a crowd pleaser! Wahaka Madre-Cuishe is a great representation for how mezcal should taste. Beautifully crafted.

Mezcal_Mary

Mezcal_Mary

6 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

This is my favorite mezcal! Smooth, smokey, and interesting flavors.

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