La Venenosa Raicilla Costa 750ML
La Venenosa Raicilla Costa 750ML
La Venenosa Raicilla Costa 750ML - Maestro Tabernero Don Alberto Hernández produces La Venenosa Raicilla Costa in the village of Llano Grande of the coastal region Cabo Corrientes, 700 meters above sea level.
The agave in this Raicilla varies widely from batch to batch. Certain batches are 100% Agave Rhodacantha (Mexicano), and others are an ensamble of Amarillo and Chicho Aguilar. It is roasted in a wood-fired adobe oven. It is distilled two times in a Philippino still made of copper and a hollowed-out tree trunk.
Costa agave spirits have a smoke hiding in the background and herbal notes dominating - this is a distillation of pure agave flavor taken to another level.
- NOSE An intriguing combination of gravel, rubbery tire inner tubes, and old wood smoke. It’s very savory, with no sweetness to start, but flashes of fruit and sweet spice emerge as it develops in the glass, along with farmyard notes, herbs, and green leaf bitterness.
- TASTE The flavor is complex, bouncing between fruit, spice, and herbs, eventually settling on sweet spice.
- PALATE Sweeter and softer than the nose, with a building background of white pepper spice. Arrayed on top of that are orchard fruit, cooling menthol and mint, stony minerality, and aniseed ball spice. It’s complex, bouncing between fruit, spice, and herbs, eventually settling on sweet spice.
- FINISH Green leaves, smoke, menthol, and a lingering note of lemon and menthol.
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What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?
Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.
Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.
One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.
Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.
In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.
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California Proposition 65 Warning
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.
For more information go to - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol.