Mal Bien Felipe Arteo Cortes Madrecuishe

The Schtick: Distilled by Felipe and Ageo Cortes for Mal Bien, this lot of Madrecuishe (A. Karwinskii) was adjusted to volume with puntas and colas for a final ABV of 48.82.

Review #1993 | Mezcal Review #196

Distiller: Felipe Arteo Cortes

Bottler: Mal Bien

Brand: Mal Bien


ABV: 48.82% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Vibrant and funky on the nose. That Karwinskii character is present in spades, refuses to be ignored. Hay, grass, spearmint, jalapeño peppers, some pepper. Whew – it’s grassy and full of fun. Tropical fruits.

Taste: Sweet at first on the palate before slate, some pepper, minerality, bell pepper, jalapeño and grass kick up. Pure, wild delight.

Finish: Long finish. Pepper, ash, cedar forward with a woody, herbal finish. More jalapeño and bell pepper. Vegetal, fun, spritely.

Overall: I love this expression from the Cortes gang, and it’s a great representation of the Karwinskii agave

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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