Mezcal Mala Idea Cuishe Silvestre

Mezcal Joven

Mala Idea // Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    85
  • Avg. Rating

    4.67
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 9 )

"Bad ideas lead to amazing adventures" is the brand message. The adventure here lies in the exploration of Oaxacan terrain to find wild agave species. This mezcal spotlights 100% karwinskii (cirial) agave, harvested at 16-18 years. It is then roasted in traditional clay ovens and fermented with a local strain of yeast, left in exposed pine vats over 5 days. It undergoes double distillation in copper and regional wood, and is bottled fresh without further aging.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    48.0
  • Mezcal Joven
    A spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
  • Cask Type
    none

Tasting Notes

"The entry on the palate and nose is of bitter, scorched earth, as though tasting the ground just after a fierce gun fight in a forest. Dark chocolate and chili spices enter the fracas, calming things down a bit. Mineral overtones with some bitter lime and grapefruit peel add an extra layer. Not a terribly cuddly mezcal, but somewhat intriguing in its defiantly un-sweet character and fiery finish. "

Reviewed by
Flavor Profile

Earthy & Smoky