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Chacolo Presa Grande

Chacolo Presa Grande is made with 1 of the 14 agave Angustifolia that this producer’s family has been gathering for generations.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Raicillero:Don Macario Partida
Maguey:Presa Grande
Town:Zapotitlan de Vadillo
ABV: 48.1%
Age of plant: 10-13 years
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About this destilado de agave

Chacolo Presa Grande is made with maguey Presa Grande (agave Angustifolia) in the state of Jalisco. Presa Grande 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.


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.

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243 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

What Jonny said. Definite pepper jack nose, taste is full of kiwi, pear, and slight chili powder. Complex, slightly sweet, smooth. Chacolo is on a damn roll

Rated 5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Lot 001. May 2019. 32 liters!** Volume 4.

I cannot believe how small this batch I!. Absolutely took hold of me, this pour. Some serious blue type cheese on the nose and that somehow translated again to what was on the palate. The warm creamy texture with that lactic addition was totally impressive. I cannot believe how different these are while still being Agave Angustifolia. Incredible mouthfeel and different from most other alcohol I’ve ever had. Crazy!



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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Vol 4. Jalapeno pepper jack cheese nose. Aromas of nutmeg, peanut, toffee, and clove as well. Palate is complex and down the middle. Like a perfectly made mole sauce: rich, intricate, balanced between savory and spicy. There are some flowery and nutty notes riding through this as well.

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