Quiquiriqui Mezcal Matatlan

70cl | 45%


Quiquiriqui Mezcal was founded in 2011 to bring traditionally crafted single estate mezcal to the UK. They partner with multi-generational mezcalero families like the Mendezes who have been handcrafting mezcal for over 100 years in Matatlan, Oaxaca.

Mezcal aficionada Melanie Symonds founded Quiquiriqui Mezcal after falling in love with traditionally made Oaxacan mezcal. Unable to source an affordable traditional mezcal in the UK for her Oaxacan restaurant, she partnered with the Mendezes to create Quiquiriqui – named after her restaurant. Together with the Mendez family, Melanie distils their mezcal in batches using 350L copper pot stills. They follow artisanal methods passed down through generations. The Mendezes are dedicated to sustainability, running an agave replanting nursery and participating in community education programs.

Made with 100% Espadin Agave

Quiquiriqui Mezcal uses mature Espadin Agave sustainably harvested from Oaxaca. The piñas are roasted in underground pits and milled using a stone tahona wheel. After natural fermentation, it’s distilled twice in copper alembics.

Tasting Note

The aroma is an enticing mix of citrus, herbs and earth. Bright notes of lemon and lime zest mingle with traces of cracked black pepper. There are subtle smoky undertones like charred pineapple and roasted agave.

On the palate, Quiquiriqui Mezcal has a gentle sweetness upfront with flavours of ripe plantains, honeydew melon and vanilla custard. As it moves across the tongue, the sweetness fades into charred agave, dried thyme and sage. Throughout, there is an alluring briny minerality along with a hint of sea salt.

The finish is pleasingly smooth and subtle. Lingering notes of woodsmoke, roasted green chilies, and Mexican oregano leave an impression of authentic rustic flavour. The mezcal provides a slow burn that warms from within.

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Perfect Serve Nailed!

The Paloma is a classic Mexican cocktail that lets the unique flavour of mezcal shine. Try this perfect pairing with Quiquiriqui Mezcal:


  • 50ml Quiquiriqui Mezcal
  • 100ml fresh grapefruit juice
  • 25ml lime juice
  • 25ml agave syrup
  • Grapefruit slice for garnish
  • Lime wedge for garnish


  • Rim a tall glass with salt and fill with ice
  • Add the mezcal, grapefruit juice, lime juice and agave syrup
  • Stir gently to combine
  • Garnish with a grapefruit slice and lime wedge


Brand Quiquiriqui
Country Mexico
Region Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaco
Size 70cl
ABV 45%
Flavour Smoke | Agave | Pepper
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