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Balancan Tuxca

Balancan Tuxca is an artesanal spirit from Southern Jalisco and Northern Colima, Mexico. It’s produced using traditional methods from that region.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$
Brand:Balancan
Raicillero:Ignacio Juarez
Maguey:Cimarrón
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Jalisco
ABV: 46%
About this destilado de agave

Balancan Tuxca is made in the Tuxcacueso region of Jalisco, Mexico. It’s produced by Ignacio Juarez with maguey Lineño/Cimarron. The agave are cooked in a conical pit oven, milled by hand, and fermented in the 400 year old volcanic craters of the Nevado de Colima volcano region. Once fermented, the agave is then distilled in copper stills that are encased in Parota tree trunks.

Balancan

Balancan is a collection of uncertified spirits from Mexico. Each spirit represents the traditional methods unique to that specific region. It's sourced from small producers and designed to showcase the diversity of spirits across the country of Mexico.

4 reviews

4 out of 5


Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

202 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Nose – Orange blossom. Cherry Garcia flavor ice cream. Basketball leather. Very gentle, welcoming smoke profile.

Palate – Soft, powdered sugar sweetness to start. Slightly oily texture. A huge, flower stem (medicinal) and smoky finish – an exceptionally long finish at that and similar aftertaste.

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

72 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Lot TX001 Bottle #649
👀- clear
👃- prickling & drying impact.
Aromas of lime zest, hay, grass, fresh herbs, Thai basil, vegetal, aloe, jalapeño pepper, black peppercorn, coriander, fennel, honey, ripe mango.
Powerful and complex production aroma.
Average length and very fine character.
👅- astringent slightly coating effect;, sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste with sweet bitterness highlights; buttery-oily smoothness.
Flavors of coriander, green anise, lime & lemon zest, hay, peppercorn, basil, fennel, quince, wild floral honey, raw cactus, agave, aloe vera.
Concentrated flavor intensity, complex character, harmonious balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Excellent overall impression.
Pair with Swiss enchiladas, ceviche, shrimp cocktail, fried flautas, pork or chicken tostadas, chilaquiles.

Learn more about organoleptic evaluation at the International Wine & Spirits Guild’s seminar in Fine Spirits.

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Lot TX002 Bottle #50
👀- clear
👃- prickling slight drying impact.
Aromas of peppercorn, hay, pine, cooked agave, lime zest, lemon blossom.
Adequate and simple production aroma.
Average length and ordinary character.
👅- coating effect;, sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste with sweet bitterness highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of peppercorn, lime zest, pine cone, pine needle, hay, and cooked agave.
Concentrated flavor intensity, slight complex character, harmonious balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Excellent overall impression.

* Found batch #2 to be not as complex as the first batch, but still extremely balanced and pleasant.

Learn more about organoleptic evaluation at the International Wine & Spirits Guild’s seminar in Fine Spirits,
or more on Agave Spirits certifications through the Agave Spirits Institute.

Lot TX001 Bottle #649
👀- clear
👃- prickling & drying impact.
Aromas of lime zest, hay, grass, fresh herbs, Thai basil, vegetal, aloe, jalapeño pepper, black peppercorn, coriander, fennel, honey, ripe mango.
Powerful and complex production aroma.
Average length and very fine character.
👅- astringent slightly coating effect;, sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste with sweet bitterness highlights; buttery-oily smoothness.
Flavors of coriander, green anise, lime

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Firesidesipper

Firesidesipper

28 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

An interesting spirit. Starts off a bit hot, then softens and rounds. Raicilla-like. Heavy duty minerals with herbal notes. Wet stone, gravel, sage, and thyme on the palate. A healthy dose of funk on the finish. Lot: TX001 Bottle 374. $89.99 from Astor Wines and Spirits in NY.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

272 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Disclaimer: I need to revisit this one because im still not sure what to think. Reminds me more of the Mezonte lineup and less La Venenosa. Price was $129 in Dallas, kind of steep after tasting this bottle, imo. Lactic, dry, funky, moldy, musty mineral water. Pretty crazy in terms of mexican spirits, which is why I almost want to give this an incomplete at this point. Pretty sure its not a 5 star from me, and 3 stars definitely seems low based on what im tasting.

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