La Venenosa Raicilla Tabernas

Regular price $39.00

“Tabernas” are small scale raicilla distilleries who use artisan methods and their distillers are known as “taberneros”. La Venenosa Raicilla Tabernas is a raicilla at a price point that can be used for cocktails. Tabernas is made from cultivated agave Maximiliana in the village of La Vieja by Don Antonio Arrizon. The agave is roasted in an adobe clay oven fueled by black oak. It is then fermented in oak vats with natural yeast, then distilled once in a stainless steel alambic Arabic-Filipino hybrid still. The nose has citrus peals and herbs. The palate is dry with notes of cooked agave.

Raicilla has been produced for over 500 years in the Mexican state of Jalisco, Mexico. Jalisco offers a plethora of agave species, second only to Oaxaca, however the Tequila made in Jalisco can only be made with the blue agave. Raicilla from Jalisco can be made with many different types of agave that are scattered across the landscape. These, along with great diversity in terroir, equipment and techniques, give Raicilla an amazing spectrum of flavor and history.

La Venenosa Raicilla range was created by Chef Esteban Morales to bring these hidden jewels to the global market. Esteban traversed the state in search of the best producers in each region. Every one of these Raicilla expressions is unique; created by different Maestro Taberneros in distinct regions, from different species of agave using diverse techniques, the individual results are astounding. Due to the relatively raw nature of Raicilla production, the ABV of each La Venenosa may vary slightly by batch.