Maguey Cuishe
A. karwinskii

‘Cuishe‘ Region

Area where maguey ‘Cuishe‘ ( A. karwinskii) grows in Mexico. Brown fading represents density of plants in an area.

‘Mezcal’ Denomination of origin

Area where a distillate produced with an agave can be legally labelled as mezcal.

Political Boundary

‘Cuishe‘ info

  • ~2% of all certified mezcal produced in 2019 was made with ‘cuishe’ (a. karwinskii). It is a mezcal with unmistakable identity, the favorite of many enthusiasts.
  • Extends over an area in Mexico roughly equivalent in size to Ireland.
  • 0.6 to 1.5 m height
  • 10 to 12 years (Life expectancy / maturity)
  • August to October (Flowering season)
  • 400-1500 meters above sea level