La Venenosa Raicilla Sur de Jalisco, 750ML
La Venenosa Raicilla Sur is produced by Maestro Tabernero Don Macario Partida in the village of Zapotitlan de Vadillo at approximately 1,200 metres above sea level. The agave used is a type of Angustifolia known locally as Lineño, which is harvested after seven years. Agave Angustifolia is the parent species to Agave Espadin, however this is labeled as a Agave Cenizo Costeño on some of these bottles; this is likely regional nomenclature. The agave is roasted in an earthen oven and it is then distilled twice in a philippino style still made from clay pots. This Raicilla is soft and sweet on the palate, with a fruity earthiness and floral touches.
MEZCALERO: Don Macario Partida
DISTILLATION: Double distilled in Clay Pot
VILLAGE: Sur de Jalisco
ALCOHOL: 47% ABV
OVEN: Earth Oven
FERMENTATION: Wood Vats
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER:
Produced for over 500 years in the Mexican state of Jalisco, Raicilla is a Mezcal that adopted a new name in the 1780’s to avoid a tax levied by the Spanish Crown. Jalisco offers a plethora of agave species, second only to Oaxaca. These, along with great diversity in terroir, equipment and techniques, give Raicilla an amazing spectrum of flavour and history.
La Venenosa Raicilla range was created by Chef Esteban Morales to bring these hidden jewels to the global market. Esteban traversed the state in search of the best producers in each region. Every one of these Raicilla expressions is unique; created by different Maestro Taberneros in distinct regions, from different species of agave using diverse techniques, the individual results are astounding. Due to the relatively raw nature of Raicilla production, the ABV of each La Venenosa may vary slightly by batch.
by Mezcal Reviews