La Venenosa Raicilla Costa de Jaliso Mezcal, 44.3%
This Raicilla is produced by Maestro Tabernero Don Alberto Hernández in the village of Llano Grande of the coastal region Cabo Corrientes, 700 metres above sea level. Don Alberto cultivates a mix of agaves: Rhodecantha and Angustifolia. Rhodecantha matures after 12 years and Angustifolia after eight. The agave is roasted in a wood fired adobe oven. It is distilled two times in a Philippino still made out of copper and a hollowed out tree trunk.
Intriguin aromas of gravel, inner tubes, gone-out fireplace, flashes of tropical fruits, sweet spices and farmyard herbs. The palate is sweeter and softer, with orchard fruits, cooling menthol and mint, white pepper spice and a stony minerality. The finish has green leaves, charred lemons and aniseed ball spice. Complex, herbal, smoky and utterly fascinating pure agave spirit.