La Venenosa (200 ml) Raicilla Inaequidens (Orange Label), Sierra del Tigre de Jalisco

La Venenosa (200 ml) Raicilla Inaequidens (Orange Label), Sierra del Tigre de Jalisco

Item Number: 14831

UPC: 0-613739981429

Country: Mexico
Region: Jalisco
Sub Region: Jalisco
Appellation/AVA: Sierra del Tigre de Jalisco
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Wild Foraged Inaequidens Agave
Type: Spirits - Raicilla
Bottle Size: 200 ml
Pack: 24
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 43

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.

Raicillero (Distiller): Don Luis Contreras
Agave Source:  La Manzanilla de la Paz, Jalisco
Agave: Wild Foraged Inaequidens
Cooking Method:  Earthen oven with black oak 
Fermentation:  Native yeast
Distillation: Single
Still Style: Ceramic Filipino still 
Aging:  Joven

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.