New York, New York –October 10th, 2018 – Mezcales de Leyenda announces the release of a new limited-edition expression as part of their growing line of artisanal mezcals— Limited Edition Cuixe Mezcal. This new expression is crafted using traditional mezcal production methods unique to this region in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Available now, this ultra-rare mezcal is rooted in tradition and is a must-have for true mezcal connoisseurs.
“We’re proud to work with artisanal producers throughout the five different regions of Mexico that create these time honored mezcals,” says Danny Mena, Co-Founder of Mezcales de Leyenda. “This limited-edition Cuixe mezcal is the product of their hard work and showcases the skill of the producer, while also bringing the terroir from the region to life.”
LE Cuixe, mezcal is an ultra-premium and incredibly rare mezcal. Cuixe is a sub-variety from the Karwinskii agave plant, and is known for growing more vertical and slender than typical agave plants indigenous to Mexico. Don Catarino Hernández, from the remote town of San Jeronimo Taviche in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca, produces this mezcal along with other exquisite mezcals. Harvesting Cuixe agave is extremely difficult and takes 12-15 years to grow to maturity. Since it takes so long to ripen, and harvesting only happens for three months out of the year, production of this mezcal is all the more unique and limited.
The agave is hand harvested and roasted underground in a two-ton rock lined pit for six days. Using a large mallet and four people, the agave is hand crushed for an additional four days. Fermented and double distilled to proof in open air oak vats, this unique distillation method in combination with our high-quality care and concentration practices provides us with the perfect opportunity to introduce our limited edition Cuixe mezcal.
This limited release originates directly from the producer’s personal batch of mezcal, in that he has given permission to sell a small batch to the world market to showcase the artistry of the craft and further cementing the exclusivity and uniqueness surrounding this specific expression.
For more information on this limited release mezcal from Mezcales de Leyenda, please visit www.mezcalesdeleyenda.com.
About Mezcales de Leyenda
Mezcales de Leyenda currently offers a core line of five different mezcals, from five different regions (Oaxaca, Guerrero, Durango, San Luis Potosí, and Puebla) using five different agave plants, all of which are certified USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified, in addition to a special collection of limited release mezcals. Each producer has created a mezcal that is not only special in its quality, but preserves the time-honored manner of production from harvest to distillation, maintaining the craftsmanship and integrity of mezcal. Each mezcal is unique because of its distinct agave and specific area of production. The one-of-a-kind bottle is a true eye-catcher for consumers. Using responsible manufacturing, recycled labels, and corks from certified trees. Mezcales de Leyenda is truly unique in comparison to other mezcals on the market. Mezcales de Leyenda has created a line that showcases the quality, uniqueness, and authenticity that goes into mezcal, and helps explain why the world is taking notice of this “young” spirit.