La Venenosa (200 ml) Raicilla Maximiliana (Black Label), Sierra Occidental de Jalisco

La Venenosa (200 ml) Raicilla Maximiliana (Black Label), Sierra Occidental de Jalisco

Item Number: 14823

UPC: 0-613739981399

Country: Mexico
Region: Jalisco
Sub Region: Jalisco
Appellation/AVA: Sierra Occidental de Jalisco
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Maximiliana Agave
Type: Spirits - Raicilla
Bottle Size: 200 ml
Pack: 24
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 40.6
Elevation: 4921 feet

Tasting Notes: La Venenosa Sierra Occidental made from Maximiliana has rich fruit notes like papaya and avocado. It has bracing acidity, which makes it a one of a kind base spirit for cocktails.

Raicillero (Distiller): Don Rubén Peña
Agave Source: Mascota, Jalisco
Agave: Maximiliana Agave cultivated from seed
Cooking Method: Adobe oven fueled by black oak
Fermentation: Wild yeast in 200 litre vats
Distillation: Single
Still Style: Hybrid Filipino/Arabic still
Aging: Joven

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.