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Chacolo Ixtero Amarillo

Chacolo Ixtero Amarillo (agave 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 maguey Ixtero Amarillo is an agave Rhodacantha. 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.

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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.

5 reviews

4.1 out of 5

Jonny

Jonny

537 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Distilled in Jan 2019. Fresh fruit aromas of papaya and under-ripe oranges. More aromas of sweet cream and jalapeno. The palate is syrupy and rich with notes of tomatillo, cedar, starfruit, and a bit of dry rosemary cheddar. This is complex and bold. It opens up quite a bit the longer it sits.

AdamCA

AdamCA

14 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Lot 5, June 2018. Agree with others about this being complex. It has a nice balance of vegetal sweetness, heat, and a cheese/funk underneath. The three notes carry through together for a nice, long finish, with no one sense overriding the others. It’s really amazing how it manages to be light/green/sweet and deep/funky equally at the same time. The one thing about it is that if I’m sipping very slowly and it sits in the glass for awhile, it loses a little complexity and thins out with a bit more acidity and sharpness.

Lot 5, June 2018. Agree with others about this being complex. It has a nice balance of vegetal sweetness, heat, and a cheese/funk underneath. The three notes carry through together for a nice, long finish, with no one sense overriding the others. It’s really amazing how it manages to be light/green/sweet and deep/funky equally at the same time. The one thing about it is that if I’m sipping very slowly and it sits in the glass for awhile, it loses a little complexity and thins out wit

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Mansson

Mansson

71 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years 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.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

164 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years 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.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

324 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years 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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