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Balam Raicilla Madurado

Balam Raicilla Cabo Corrientes Jalisco "Madurado" is made with agave Rhodacantha and aged for four years in glass before being bottled.

Rating: (1 review)
Style:Aged in Glass
ABV: 50%
Age of plant: 7-10 years
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About this raicilla

Balam Raicilla Cabo Corrientes Jalisco “Madurado” is produced by Don Hidelgardo Joya Cruz in Cabo Carriente, Jalisco using 100% agave Rhodacantha. After being cooked and crushed, the agaves are naturally fermented for 23 days before being double-distilled in Huichol Alambic stills. After distillation, this raicilla is rested for 4 years in glass. This raicilla has notes of peppercorns, green peppers, anise, and minerals.


Balam Raicilla and Sotol was launched in 2016 by Xavier Villagran. He has taken careful consideration to find raicilleros that were previously not commercializing their raicilla, which has a reputation of being the moonshine of Mexico. Balam was the second brand of raicilla to legally enter the United States market. Villagrán sources artisanal spirits: mezcals in Oaxaca, raicilla in each of the three distilling regions of Jalisco (costa, sierra, llano), sotols from Chihuahua and Durango, and the rare churique from the tiny agave lechugilla.

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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Tasted in Santa Fe, NM about a year ago. Thin. Minty. Not hot considering the alcohol level. Milk chocolate finish.

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