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Mezcalistas

La Medida Bicuishe

Details

  • Location: Ejutla, Oaxaca 
  • Agave: Bicuishe 
  • Maestro: Cipriano Hernandez 
  • Abv: 47%
  • Tasting keywords: fresh, mineral, berries 
  • NOM: 0209X

Nose

Fresh fruity notes of melon and berries combine with rich creamy cashew. Aromas are strong yet dainty. 

Taste

Bright and zesty, the flavors start out with a hint of smoked brown sugar, blood orange zest, and red cayenne spice. Aromatic raspberry and blackberry notes are earthy, sweet, and tart, pairing with the slightly viscous texture to add depth and warmth. A mineral finish is clean and fresh. 

Method/Background 

Made from Bicuishe between 8-12 years old, this mezcal is crafted in the traditional artisanal method. Cooking takes place in an in-ground oven with river rocks before being milked with a stone tahona, followed by fermentation in wooden tanks, and finally double distillation in copper pot stills. 

Susan Coss is the Co-founder of Mezcalistas. She is a long time business, marketing and communications strategist in the sustainable food and beverage worlds. Over the past 15 years, Susan's work has focused on promoting the connection between land, farmers and food and beverage crafters.

Comments

  • PosiePervis
    April 2, 2021

    Just a heads-up that I believe Cipriano Hernandez’s palenque is located in Las Salinas, Coatecas Altas. Technically it is in Ejutla District, but geographically it is in the mountains very close to Miahuatlan, and the agaves/production methods used by Maestro Cipriano seem more akin to Miahuateco than Ejutla 😉

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