La Venenosa Raicilla Inaequidens (Orange Label), Sierra del Tigre de Jalisco (92 proof)
Item Number: 7808
Sub Region: Jalisco
Appellation/AVA: Sierra del Tigre de Jalisco
Grape(s): Wild Foraged Inaequidens Agave
Type: Spirits - Mezcal
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 46
Tasting Notes: La Venenosa Sierra del Tigre is extremely rare. Production is limited to 700 liters per year. The nose has a striking cheese quality and tastes like chocolate covered cherries.
Roast and Distillation: The agave is roasted in an earthen oven with black oak. The raicilla is distilled one time in a ceramic Filipino still.
About Raicilla: Raicilla is a mezcal that is 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.