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Chacalo Lineño

Chacalo Lineño is made with 1 of the 14 agave Angustifolia varietals that the producing family has gathered over the last few generations.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Chacolo
Mezcalero:Macario Partida
Maguey:Lineño
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Filipino
Style:Joven
State:Jalisco
ABV: 47.4%
Age of plant: 6-9 years
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About this destilado de agave

Chacolo Lineño is made with maguey Lineño (agave Angustifolia) in the state of Jalisco. Lineño is one of the fourteen agave Angustifolia grown by this producing family. This agave takes about 6 years to reach maturity, with 3 additional years of capon. The agave are cooked in an underground oven and milled by hand with axes. Once cooked and milled, the agave are fermented naturally in wooden tinas with mountain spring water. Finally, they are double distilled in a Filipino style still.

Chacolo

The Partida family, lead by Don Macario, has been making their iconic “mezcales” for 5 generations in Zapotitlan de Vadillo, Jalisco, however due to legalities they can neither call their product mezcal nor tequila. They are renowned among mezcaleros and mezcal aficionados for the amazing spirits that are meticulously made from the 15 different agave varietals that they have been collecting from their region for three generations. These varietals include 14 A. angustifolia sub varietals and 1 A. rhodacantha sub-varietal.

Read about our trip to visit Chacolo in our blog post Chacolo and the Volcán de Colima.

Member rating

4.14 out of 5

7 reviews

bpCLT

bpCLT

87 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

VOL 5G

Nose: Pine, tar, ash, slightly herbal like Tzaziki, honeysuckle, yogurt, sour cream, brine, vanilla Danimals yogurt immediately, yuzu

Palate: Brined dark fruits like plums or cherries and lemons, Mexican crema with cumin and lemon juice, it’s sweet tart and lemon but gritty and sandy, dirty and earthy, like tart sour lactose on the front moving into dirt and dark chocolate or espresso, tons of mint moving into the back. Finish is tons of mint, earthy espresso, gravel, savory in a softer and more earthy way, slightly sour, but I get the after taste of black coffee after a minute

Really good first experience with Chacolo for me. Plenty of complexity and adventure to be had in every pour. Something about it’s profile draws me in

VOL 5G
Nose: Pine, tar, ash, slightly herbal like Tzaziki, honeysuckle, yogurt, sour cream, brine, vanilla Danimals yogurt immediately, yuzu
Palate: Brined dark fruits like plums or cherries and lemons, Mexican crema with cumin and lemon juice, it’s sweet tart and lemon but gritty and sandy, dirty and earthy, like tart sour lactose on the front moving into dirt and dark chocolate or espresso, tons of mint moving into the back. Finish is tons of mint, earthy espresso, gravel, savory in a so

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COak

COak

228 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Vol 5. Lote 005. Oct 2021. Bottle 39/248. The batch was fermented in wood tanks, they also have batches fermented in stone.
One of my favorite offerings from Chacolo. Nose has juicy citrus, & fresh rain. This is a delicate mezcal. The palate reminds me of lemon meringue pie. The finish is long, is a bit perfumed and dry.

Tyler

Tyler

635 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lots of citrus and mint as others have noted. Getting a lot of lime zest with dry peppermint tea. Clean and simple with organic notes. I dig it but am not drawn to it. I dig the brand but haven’t fallen in love with a bottle yet. Vol 5, capon 3 years, 47.4%, 62 liters, June 2019.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Nose – Fruity Pebbles. Green mini- marshmallows.

Palate – Creamy key lime pie. Spearmint gum. Mandarin orange. Baking chocolate (semi-sweet). Finish is grassy and a tad dry. Overall… good sipping here.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

385 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Citrus, marshmellow, and cacao. Really really awesome. It seems that Chacolo hits notes that are hard to find for other distro’d destilados in the US. Musty without being funky, if such a thing is even possible. Wow

Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Lot 001. June 2019. 62 Liters. Volume 5.

Happy Father’s Day to me! I’ve heard about Chacolo a long time now, and am very excited by this set. Sounds like it was pretty tough to find.

The nose on this was totally beguiling. There was this amazing amount of lemon citrus going on, while being closely followed by a delightful seafood type note. I dove in expecting the nose to mislead me but then again I was wrapped up in the most unusual way by this. The mouthfeel was totally unique, weighty and lots of interesting flavors. Some of the best agave spirit I’ve ever had.

Lot 001. June 2019. 62 Liters. Volume 5.
Happy Father’s Day to me! I’ve heard about Chacolo a long time now, and am very excited by this set. Sounds like it was pretty tough to find.
The nose on this was totally beguiling. There was this amazing amount of lemon citrus going on, while being closely followed by a delightful seafood type note. I dove in expecting the nose to mislead me but then again I was wrapped up in the most unusual way by this. The mouthfeel was totally unique, wei

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Jonny

Jonny

696 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Vol 5. The nose on this thing! So much going on. Aromas of chocolate covered strawberries, white chocolate, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, and honey. How can an Angustifolia smell like this? The palate has a bit of leather, mixing with more sweet candied notes of chocolate orange, fresh maple syrup, and gooey caramel. A little citrus on the back end. This stuff is phenomenal.

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