Brand Banhez Mezcal
State Oaxaca
City Ejutla
Agave Karwinskii
Maguey Cuishe
Distillation Copper
ABV 47%
Type Joven
Banhez Cuishe

Banhez Mezcal is a cooperative of 36 farming families from San Miguel Ejutla, Oaxaca. Founded by Francisco Javier, inspired by his mother's teachings on agave cultivation, the brand has transformed mezcal-making into a community-driven endeavor. After his mother and brother's passing, Francisco continued their legacy, becoming the president of the National Mezcal Council in 2004. He later established the Consejo Oaxaqueño del Maguey Mezcal for local mezcaleros. Today, under the leadership of his son, Luis, the Banhez Cooperative forms the Unión Productores de Agropecuarios del Distrito de Ejutla de Crespo (UPADEC), championing quality, tradition, and community upliftment. Their commitment ensures consistent work, fair wages, and a brighter future for mezcalero families.

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5 Reviews
April 14, 2024
Smooth and complex, very good expression

First off, this mezcal greets you with a floral vibe, with some tropical fruit—think ripe guava and a touch of papaya. Also cinnamon.

On the palate… I would call it subtle complexity with a bit of creamy chocolate, complemented by well balanced smoke—neither too bold nor too shy, just enough to remind you it’s mezcal you’re sipping on.

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