La Venenosa Raicilla Rhodacantha (Green Label), Costa de Jalisco (91 proof)

La Venenosa Raicilla Rhodacantha (Green Label), Costa de Jalisco (91 proof)

Item Number: 7806

UPC: 0-799599687692

Country: Mexico
Region: Jalisco
Sub Region: Jalisco
Appellation/AVA: Costa de Jalisco
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Rhodacantha Agave / Angustifolia Agave
Type: Spirits - Raicilla
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 45.5

Tasting Notes: La Venenosa Costa has notes of cedar and pine. There is a great balance of smoke and agave.

Raicillero (Distiller): Don Alberto Hernández
Agave Source: Llano Grande, Jalisco
Agave: Rhodacantha and Angustifolia
Cooking Method: Above-ground adobe oven with black oak; this is somewhere between a classic pit for mezcal production and a tequila oven
Fermentation: Native
Distillation: Twice
Still Style: Filipino-style still made from copper and the trunk of a Higuera Blanca tree
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.