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Chacolo Ixtero Verde

Chacolo Ixtero Verde is made with 1 of the 14 Agave angustifolia that this producer’s family has been gathering for generations.

Rating: (8 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Chacolo
Mezcalero:Don Macario Partida
Maguey:Ixtero Verde
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Filipino
Style:Joven
State:Jalisco
Town:Zapotitlan de Vadillo
ABV: 46.5%
Age of plant: 10-13 years
Batch size: Lot 001: 95 Liters
Website: https://www.facebook.com/chacolotradicional/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Chacolo Ixtero Verde is made with Maguey Ixtero Verde (Agave angustifolia) in the state of Jalisco. Ixtero Verde is one of the fourteen Agave angustifolia grown by this producing family. This agave takes about 10 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.

8 reviews

4.38 out of 5

cagliostro

cagliostro

32 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Vol. 7/Lot 1 (46.5%)

Nose: cherry and lime candies, leather, very bright with some sweetness, and a musty/nutty flavor underneath

Palate: enters with bright lime candy. really the main thing you get here. more heat than you’d expect given the proof. some pith and smoked meats accompany the lime toward the finish but read as just bitter and unrelated rather than providing much-needed complexity.

not crazy about this one. not seeing the complexity others are getting. the lime candy thing is pleasant but i need more than that out of a spirit – especially one with a pretty watery mouthfeel and such heat. probably my least favorite of the chacolos i’ve tried, though I wouldn’t decline a pour. 5/10

Vol. 7/Lot 1 (46.5%)
Nose: cherry and lime candies, leather, very bright with some sweetness, and a musty/nutty flavor underneath
Palate: enters with bright lime candy. really the main thing you get here. more heat than you’d expect given the proof. some pith and smoked meats accompany the lime toward the finish but read as just bitter and unrelated rather than providing much-needed complexity.
not crazy about this one. not seeing the complexity others are getting. the lime candy thing is

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Tyler

Tyler

590 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Volume 7, April 2019. Notes of apple butter, lemon curd, and lager beer. It tastes very organic and natural. This has received rave reviews. While it is very enjoyable I’m not drawn to it. In other words, I wouldn’t seek out a full bottle. It is a quality product but doesn’t excite me for some reason.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Absolutely sublime. Not much more you can say really.

Yet, one of the best spirits I’ve been luck enough to try. A rolling wide and sweet palate that has some type of Sìchuān flavor nestled within. Bought it online and have worriedly tried finding another bottle or two but to no avail.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

496 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Nose – Big League Chew bubble gum. Malt vinegar.

Palate – Tanginess of a Carolina style BBQ sauce. Lemon meringue pie filling. Flaky turnover crust. Apple cider. Champagne. Aftertaste has a tiny white pepper heat and the subtle savory aspect of a white, chicken gravy. An incredible mezcal!

Dom

Dom

25 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

This is the best mezcal I have ever tried.
The aroma notes are very sweet almost like bubble gum / candy. On the palate I pick up savory notes of mesquite bbq flavor, followed by black pepper & slight char. Subtle mineral water finish at the end

zeepuzzler

zeepuzzler

25 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Vol. 7, April 2020, Lot 001. Bottle 121 of 162.
Chacolo always hits it out of the park, but the Ixtero Verde is probably my favorite from their entire line. Sweet aromas of lemon curd and Cool Whip, along with the faint hint of peanut butter M&Ms. An ethereal palate opens up with Brach’s strawberry bon-bons, followed by increasingly savory flavors: barrel-aged balsamic vinegar, smoked paprika, turkey giblet gravy, and the char on the grates of a well-used grill. Lingering hard candy on the finish slowly gives way to the gentle minerality of well water and the dying embers of an overnight campfire. Magnificent!

Vol. 7, April 2020, Lot 001. Bottle 121 of 162.
Chacolo always hits it out of the park, but the Ixtero Verde is probably my favorite from their entire line. Sweet aromas of lemon curd and Cool Whip, along with the faint hint of peanut butter M&Ms. An ethereal palate opens up with Brach’s strawberry bon-bons, followed by increasingly savory flavors: barrel-aged balsamic vinegar, smoked paprika, turkey giblet gravy, and the char on the grates of a well-used grill. Lingering hard cand

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donpedro

donpedro

39 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

April 2020, Lote: 001?(of 2020 perhaps?), 121.5 L, Bottle 89/162, Vol. 7 Ixtero Verde Capon 3 años

The nose on this thing! A bit difficult to place all the aromas, but at first I was getting freshly ground peanut butter and boysenberry jam, then it evolved into piñuela and butterscotch before finally throwing in some strawberry lemonade?! Insane. The palate flavors are polar opposite, however: christmas gravy, umami, black pepper, BBQ sauce, and vinegar. Have not had anything like this in awhile.

April 2020, Lote: 001?(of 2020 perhaps?), 121.5 L, Bottle 89/162, Vol. 7 Ixtero Verde Capon 3 años
The nose on this thing! A bit difficult to place all the aromas, but at first I was getting freshly ground peanut butter and boysenberry jam, then it evolved into piñuela and butterscotch before finally throwing in some strawberry lemonade?! Insane. The palate flavors are polar opposite, however: christmas gravy, umami, black pepper, BBQ sauce, and vinegar. Have not had anything like this in awhi

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Jonny

Jonny

607 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Distilled in April 2019. Super sweet and candied nose. Aromas of bubblegum, cherry Airheads, Jolly Ranchers, and Nerds. This smells like the candy I’d be eating at a movie theatre at age 13. The palate is quite a bit different. Notes of sweet barbeque sauce, gravy, chipotle, and champagne. This is phenomenal.

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