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Mama Chuy Madre Cuishe 750ML

Mama Chuy Madre Cuishe 750ML

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The Essence of Madre Cuishe Agave

Unlock the Spirit of Miahuatlan with Madre Cuishe (a. Karwinskii)

In the heart of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca, a 4th generation Master Distiller, Ageo Cortes, has painstakingly crafted Mama Chuy's Madre Cuishe Destilado con Yerba Santa + Cafe. This extraordinary spirit is a testament to the essence of Madre Cuishe agave. Let's dive into what makes it truly special.

A Journey from Earth to Spirit

Roasted with Local Woods and Crafted with Care

To create this mezcal masterpiece, Ageo Cortes takes the Madre Cuishe agave hearts and roasts them below ground in an earthen oven for 8-10 days. The magic happens when a blend of local woods—Encino, Mesquite, Palo de Aguila & Yegareche—fuel the oven atop volcanic rocks, covered with soil. This process infuses Mama Chuy's Madre Cuishe with a unique earthy depth.

The Art of Distillation

Yerba Santa and Coffee Elevation

After fermentation in Cypress wood vats using pure well water, the mezcal undergoes a second distillation with Yerba Santa from Cortes' family farm and coffee sourced from Chiapas. This adds an intriguing twist to the traditional Madre Cuishe profile, resulting in a sensory journey that combines the essence of Oaxaca with the highlands of Chiapas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is all your inventory online?

We try to keep the store as updated as possible, but we always get new shipments. So if you don't see what you are looking for, send an email, and we'll check to see what Moose is hiding in the back room.

What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?

Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.

Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.

One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.

Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.

In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.

Where do you ship to?

Currently, we only ship within California.

Our rates are applicable for orders up to six bottles.

Please contact us directly to calculate bulk shipping options.

California Proposition 65 Warning

Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. 
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