La Venenosa Raicilla Angustifolio (Red Label), Sur de Jalisco (94 proof)
Item Number: 7807
Sub Region: Jalisco
Appellation/AVA: Sur de Jalisco
Grape(s): Wild Foraged Angustifolia Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 47
Tasting Notes: La Venenosa Raicilla Sur de Jalisco is dusty earth on the nose. There are notes of herbs and game. The finish is dry and gently bitter.
Roast and Distillation: The agave is roasted in an earthen oven with black oak. The Raicilla is distilled two times in a ceramic 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.