Madre Mezcal

Madre Mezcal Madre Mezcal

(0.75l, 45%)


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Traditional Oaxaca Mezcal in the Zapotec tradition.

Just outside San Dionisio, the ancient Oaxacan town surrounded by clean air and water, the creative team behind Madre found a family of mezcaleros and decided to produce a truly personal and unique Mezcal. The Morales family works together day in, day out, to create the Spirit following traditional Zapotec recipes and methods. Jose, his father and his brothers cut the Agave plants, while his mother blesses them with sage before cooking them in the earth. His wife plants new Agaves and a gaggle of uncles keeps an eye on the distillation process. The Madre recipe was designed by mixing an ensemble of agave to give a softer, lighter smoke and a sweet botanical hue.

Madre Mezcal, an artisanal Spirit handmade in the valley of Oaxaca, is made with Agave Espadin and Agave Cuishe. Jose Garcia Morales and his folks roast them in an earthen pit and use wild yeast for fermentation. Family’s ancient copper still produces a unique Spirit with lovely Agave flavors and aromas, accompanied by warm and peppery notes. It’s a fantastic place to start your Mezcal journey with its approachable flavor profile.

In 2019, Madre Mezcal tickled the fancy of our Members and won one of the 2020 Flaviar Awards!
  • Category
  • Style
    Espadin Cuishe Ensamble
  • Region
    Oaxaca
  • Country
    Mexico
  • Alcohol
    45%
  • Distillery
    Garcia Morales Palenque

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

Close
roasted agave
pepper
salty
roasted
vanilla
honey
dill
sweet
earthy
What does Madre Mezcal taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Madre Mezcal and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Lush agave-forward nose with notes of vanilla, honey, baking yeast and dill.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Sweetness of roasted agave is balanced by peppery, chalky and salty notes.

Finish
Lingering and warm finish.

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Ratings & Reviews
Ernest
Ernest,
I have never had Mezcal before so the first shot was a bit of a shock, but soon after, I look forward to having a shot. Madre has a smooth, smoky finish and though it will never replace Bourbon for me, it will be a close second.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
Didn’t care for this at all. To me it taste and smelled like rubbing alcohol.
 
Benjamin
Benjamin,
Excellent straight and affordable enough to use in nicer cocktails
 
Sam
Sam,
Not as strong on the Smokey flavor, but a solid mixing mezcal.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Received this as part of a tasting box. This is my first mezcal so I don't have a frame of reference. Smokey, peppery, with some sweet after notes. Not my favorite drink but don't hate it either. The dram grew on me as I drank it. Still, don't think I'd order any more.
 
Angela
Angela,
Very, very distinct flavor that you would have to be in to. The roasted agave is very apparent but so is the pepper.
 
Rocco
Rocco,
Too sweet a little bit too salty. Never had Mezcal.
 
Matt
Matt,
Taste like a rubber tire soaked in cheap cuervo.
 
Ron
Ron,
Good mezcal..... I just don’t like mezcal
 
Emily
Emily,
Really enjoyed this mezcal
 
Valmiki
Valmiki,
Came with a strong plastic taste when I first opened the bottle, after a couple of days this cleared but was a bit too heavy for my liking
 
Valmiki
Valmiki,
I didn’t like the strong plastic taste when I first opened the bottle, possibly due to the plastic cork it came with; I left the bottle open for a day and this taste was gone and really enjoyed it after
 
Jeffrey
Jeffrey,
A fantastic mezcal. Very smooth, and the perfect balance of smokiness and has a long, lingering finish. We made margaritas and replaced the tequila with Madre Mezcal and created the best margarita we've ever had.
 
Chuck
Chuck,
Great easy drinking, relaxing tequila.
 
Chris
Chris,
Not my cup of tea , per se, but very smooth nonetheless. I actually really enjoyed some of the smoky notes, and the aftertaste is quite pleasant for a mezcal. It already has hints of sweetness to it, I feel like if they leaned in slightly more to that, it'd get an extra star or two in my opinion.
 
John
John,
Horrible. Tastes like homade hootch stored in an old tire. Disgusting! I feel ripped off.
 
Rob
Rob,
Smooth
 
William
William,
I didn’t like it at all. In fact I thought it tasted awful. Only benefit was it was my free bottle. I would have been very upset if I had actually paid money for it. Can’t believe it’s on Flaviar’s best list.
 
Jason
Jason,
This was my first intentional, lucid experience with mezcal, and it was long overdue. A strong smoky nose lends itself to almost peaty notes after a few sips - great for a scotch-lover. Very smooth and understated.
 
Tammy
Tammy,
Never had a mezcal that tasted quite like this. Strong and smooth with smokiness
 
Gregory
Gregory,
Never tried before and this is surely smooth
 
Mojca
Mojca,
Not a huge fan of Mezcal but this one made me change my mind. Loved the agave notes and its smoothness.
 
Sam
Sam,
This is a great mezcal for taking your favorite tequila cocktail recipe up a notch. On its own, it drinks just fine, but I would prefer a reposado or añejo to sip if I had the choice.
 
Ervin
Ervin,
Love the smokiness, adore the brand!
 
David
David,
This ain't your madre's mezcal! It is, however, amazing!
 
Sébastien
Sébastien,
Love the smokiness!
 
Bernadette
Bernadette,
It's like Scotch and Tequila and Bacon had a beautiful beautiful baby!
 
Chris
Chris,
To be fair. I’m not a Mezcal person but thought that I would try. I also just tried it on ice and didn’t like it. However it was better than the ones I have tried.
 
Ray
Ray,
Woah. Smoky almost leather flavor. That sounds weird, but not at all unpleasant. Reminded me of a sports car's interior, somehow.
 
Sydney
Sydney,
It’s oak-y smelling but tastes very smooth. Would buy again.
 
Jan
Jan,
The Mezcal that changed it all for me!
 
Nikola
Nikola,
I usually go with Tequila, but boy was I happy when I tried this bottle out :) Worth every peso
 
Tim
Tim,
This is my first mezcal and while I don’t have anything to compare it to, I must say that I’m a fan. This is nice and smoky and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I drank it neat, but plan on trying it in a cocktail too.
 
Erin
Erin,
This was my first mezcal. It was a pleasant surprise. I’m not sure I’ll keep mezcal in my cabinet but I don’t regret trying it.
 
Kate
Kate,
This is my first experience with Mezcal and it is good. I like it with one ice cube and brings the smokiness down to a level that is good for me. It is, however, very smokey....it is smooth tho.
 
Charles
Charles,
This is an outstanding mezcal with a broad spectrum of aromas, flavors with just the right touch of sweetness in the finish.
 
Nikola
Nikola,
Sweet and Salty, but in perfect balance. My new favorite Mezcal
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Roasted agave. Peppery, sweet, salty, oily finish. Not bad, but not my favorite.
 
Michelle
Michelle,
I like the earthiness, but spouse finds it to be medicinal.
 
Charles
Charles,
This is a delightful mezcal. Complex fruits on the tongue with just enough smoke and very smooth finish.
 
Antti
Antti,
It is an outstanding, elegant, Espadin Cuishe Ensamble Mezcal that has an aromatic birth; while a rich & balanced life leads to a long & warm death.
 
Zachary
Zachary,
Smooth light smoky nose, a little sweet on the tongue with a clean finish.
 
Vincent
Vincent,
Had some of this at the Flaviar tasting event, and it is excellent. Subtle smoke with lots of character and flavor. I'll be ordering a bottle...
 
Frederic
Frederic,
I usually drink whisky. Mezcal flavor profile has so many similitudes, especially because of the smoke. In my view, this mezcal tops them all. Sip this straight up and enjoy the ride...
 
Jake
Jake,
Super smooth ensamble mezcal, with enough smoke but not too much. Slightly sweet finish and pleasant on the throat.
 
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