Cuentacuentos Cuish is produced by Maximiliano “Serafin” García Gerónimo on a small hillside outside of San Dionisio Ocotopec. The agave is cooked for 72 hours in a traditional underground horno and then milled by a horse drawn tahona. It is then naturally fermented in 5-6 days and doubled-distilled in copper pots. Tails from the distillation are used to adjust the spirit to approximately 48% ABV. The flavour profile of this mezcal is fresh, vegetal, green and bright without the unwanted aromatics.
Cuentacuentos curates small-batch traditional mezcals and destilados de agave from producers across the state of Oaxaca. Cuentacuentos released its first 6 mezcal expressions in 2018; future releases from the brand will change over time and include non-certified mezcals. The logo and bottle artwork (by artist Cesar Ruiz Conseco) features an opossum or tlacuache in Spanish. The tlacuache on the logo is El Viejito, the little old man opposum who stole mezcal from the demons as a service to humanity. The tlacuache ranks with the jaguar, eagle, and burro in importance in Zapotec, Taina, and Mexican mythologies. Cuentacuentos is bottled under NOM-O20X by Carlos Méndez Blas. The Cuentacuentos motto is Mezcal brings people together, stories make us friends.
AROMA: Yogurty, green, papaya, with dash of smoke/char.
TASTE: Wet clay, green forest after rain, and dark fruits like overripe papaya
ENJOY: Sipping mezcal is enjoyed slowly and with friends. Makes premium cocktails.
Production NotesPlease note: Every care has been taken to ensure our production notes are as acurate as possible. Where you detect any issues, please let us know and we'll fix them right up.
- Master Distiller: Ricardo Ruiz
- Maguey: Espadin
- Town/ Village: Santiago Matatlan
- State: Oaxaca
- Classification: Agave Distillate
- Expression: Joven
- Cooking method: Conical Earthen Pit
- Extraction method: Horse Drawn Tahona
- Fermentation: Wooden Fermentation Tubs,Wild Yeast
- Still type: Copper Pot,Clay Pot
- Distillation: Double
- ABV: 46.0 %
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