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Chacolo Ixtero Amarillo

Chacolo Ixtero Amarillo (Rhodacantha) follows the centuries-old production practices that once dominated the Jalisco countryside.

About this destilado de agave

Chacolo Ixtero Amarillo is a destilado de agave from Zapotitlan de Vadillo, Jalisco. The agave Ixtero Amarillo is an agave Rhodacantha, sub-varietal related to Mexicano. 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.


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.

3 reviews

4 of out 5 stars



55 reviews
3 weeks ago

Lot 5, distilled June 2018. A very complex and well-balanced mezcal. It has notes of burnt wood, cloves and tobacco and there is also a very distinct taste of anise. And all of that is rounded off with the sweetness of the agave and a salty minerality. Close to five stars.



73 reviews
9 months ago

Almost smells like a blue Weber on the nose but more clove and mulch on the palate with some light cedar. Mild cheese, long finish, not hot.



169 reviews
9 months ago

Best offering ive had from Chacolo. Hard to believe this isnt an ensamble because its so complex. Wow. Like a meandering mountain road… im still not sure the finish has faded and its been an hour or so

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