La Venenosa Raicilla Maximiliana (Black Label), Sierra Occidental de Jalisco (84 proof)
Item Number: 7805
Sub Region: Jalisco
Appellation/AVA: Sierra de Jalisco
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Maximiliana Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 42
Tasting Notes: La Venenosa Sierra has rich fruit notes like papaya and avocado. It has bracing acidity, which makes it a one of a kind base spirit for cocktails.
Roast and Distillation: The agave is roasted in an adobe oven with black oak. The Raicilla is distilled one time in a hybrid Filipino/Arabic still.
About Raicilla: Raicilla is a mezcal that has been produced in the state of Jalisco for over 400 years. In the 1780's artisans who crafted their mezcals adapted the name Raicilla to avoid a mezcal tax levied by the Spanish Crown. The deception worked. Most people have little knowledge of Raicilla because the world's most famous mezcal, Tequila, became so popular that it overshadowed the other mezcal production in the state of Jalisco. Jalisco offers a great diversity of agave species, second only to Oaxaca. For this reason, along with diverse terroir, equipment and technique, Raicillas offer an amazing journey of flavor and history.