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.
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.
Sweet at first on the palate before slate, some pepper, minerality, bell pepper, jalapeño and grass kick up. Pure, wild delight.
Long finish. Pepper, ash, cedar forward with a woody, herbal finish. More jalapeño and bell pepper. Vegetal, fun, spritely.
I love this expression from the Cortes gang, and it’s a great representation of the Karwinskii agave