La Medida Madrecuishe
- Location: Miahuatlan, Oaxaca
- Agave: Madrecuishe
- Maestro: Antonio Cortes Aragon
- Abv: 46%
- Tasting keywords: spicy, fruity, complex
- NOM: 0209X
Bursting with citrus and herbs: tangerines, aloe, tarragon culantro, and a whiff of vanilla. The aroma flirts between bold and demure.
Tart and juicy, sour orange candy with a mineral core. Spice blankets the finish, cayenne-like warmth, mouthwatering like a tasty salsa or sal con chile. The flavors are complex and interactive.
Made from Madrecuishe between 10-14 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.