Mezcal Vago Cuixe

Mezcal Joven

Mezcal Vago // Oaxaca, Mexico

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    92
  • Avg. Rating

    4.41
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 8 )

Cuixe agaves take up to fifteen years to mature, at which point the plant has developed a tree-trunk like stalk that can reach ten feet in height. This bottling is the only variety Aquilino makes from wild agaves; the rest are made from plants farmed by Aquilino himself or one of his neighbors.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    49.9
  • 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
    unaged

Tasting Notes

"Beef jerky and cigarette smoke? The sheer vividness and novelty of these aromas warrant attention. Nosing this brings to mind a few peated scotches, but one sip leaves no doubt you are tasting an agave spirit. The palate is woodsy, vibrant and complex, the alcohol well-integrated, and the finish long and flavorful, but the dark, austere, almost brutal flavor profile means this isn't exactly the easiest-drinking spirit out there."

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Flavor Profile

Smoky & Umami