Wahaka Madre-Cuishe captures the singular character of this maguey and its environment very well. Its bright, earthy notes develop delicately and slowly.
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|Mezcalero:||Alberto Morales Mendez|
|Town:||San Dionisio Ocotepec|
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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.
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 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