Puntagave Rustico Bacanora 750ML
Puntagave Rustico Bacanora 750ML
Puntagave Rustico is a unique spirit that sets itself apart from traditional tequilas by embracing the concept of "complexity of character." This extraordinary beverage showcases a variety of appellations that accentuate the diverse flavors of agave. These rare and esoteric spirits are sourced from different altitudes and micro-climates across Mexico, akin to the principles found in winemaking, where the weather and terroir influence the final product.
Terroir, in this context, refers to the environmental factors, including soil, climate, and geographical location, impart distinct qualities to the agave plants, much like in grape wine cultivation.
What makes Puntagave Rustico truly special is its focus on delivering a fascinating array of taste profiles and aromas, emphasizing the presence of "terroir" in agave, much like the wine industry has proven in grapes.
Unlike Puntagave Artisanal, which offers consistency of character, each controlled denomination of Puntagave Rustico is a unique product originating from specific regions, micro-climates, production methods, and times. The result is a profound and unparalleled experience, making comparing different expressions of Puntagave Rustico priceless when tasted side by side.
Bacanora, a type of agave distillate, carries a rich history. It was banned for 77 years (1915 – 1992) due to Prohibition. Despite being hidden from the public eye, it persisted as a clandestine activity, symbolizing regionalism and identity for the State of Sonora.
However, since 2000, Denomination of Origin status has protected Bacanora, and eight years before, its production was finally legalized. Puntagave is the first legal 90-Proof premium Bacanora imported into the U.S.
Centuries before Tequila, the indigenous Opatas Indians were crafting small batches of ancient Bacanora in the rugged canyons of the Sierra Madre mountains in Sonora, Mexico. Bacanora stands out as one of the purest artisanal spirits worldwide, with its production process involving Wild Silvestre agave hearts collected by burros, sourced from rich, red soil, combined with pure spring-fed water, wild yeasts, and copper stills. It's a traditional and straightforward process without any unnecessary additives.
Roberto Contreras, the Master Distiller, proudly continues the legacy of artisanal Bacanora that dates back to the Mexican revolution, exemplifying the spirit's deep-rooted history and tradition.
The story of Bacanora includes legends of vaqueros (cowboys) wearing chaps, spurs, and machetes, venturing into steep canyons to find Wild (Silvestre) agaves, along with compelling tales of Americans smuggling Bacanora into the USA during the prohibition era. Now, this remarkable spirit, Puntagave Rustico, offers an opportunity for enthusiasts to enjoy the authentic flavors and cultural heritage of Bacanora.
Frequently Asked Questions
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We try to keep the store as updated as possible, but we always get new shipments. So if you don't see what you are looking for, send an email, and we'll check to see what Moose is hiding in the back room.
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.