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La Jicarita Sierra Negra

La Jicarita Sierra Negra is produced by Celso Martínez López in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca using 25+ year old maguey Sierra Negra harvested at full maturity.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:La Jicarita Mezcal
COMERCAM:0089A0003352A, opens in new window
Mezcalero:Celso Martínez López
Maguey:Sierra Negra
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 25+ years
Batch size: 930 bottles
Release year: 2019
Website: http://frijolotes.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

La Jicarita Sierra Negra is produced by Celso Martínez López in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The 25+ year old Sierra Negra (Agave Americana) agaves were harvested at full maturity; the pencas (leaves) grew to a weight of 4.4 lbs (2 kilos) each. Planted in a steep hillside plot, the agaves were cultivated in the high altitude of the Sierra Norte region of Oaxaca. The agaves were cooked in a conical earth oven for 3-5 days. The cooked agaves were crushed by a horse-drawn Chilean stone mill, fermented naturally for 6-15 days, and double distilled in copper pots. There are notes of anise, pineapple, tobacco leaf, black pepper, and mint.


  • Gold – San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019)
  • Plata – Academia del Mezcal y del Maguey (2018)

La Jicarita Mezcal

La Jicarita Mezcal is a product of Frijolotes LLC, a spirit import and worldwide distributing company. The company specializes in handcrafted small-batch mezcal produced with traditional methods passed down for generations. The company has worked the regulatory and logistical hurdles to assemble a supply chain into the heart of Mexico. The founders, Young Jung & Fred Baptista, met in the art department at San Francisco State University in 1997 and the idea for this company began in 2006 when the pair drove through Mexico for 30 days with a group of college friends. 11 years later the company began after a night of mezcal drinking with the mission to bring back a little piece of awesomeness from Mexico to share with everyone.

Member rating

3.83 out of 5

3 reviews



6 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Full flavors of roasted agave & reminiscent meatiness. Leaves you with citrus & peppercorn. A unique mixed bag of lingering flavors.



713 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Fresh aromas of pear, green apples, green bananas, and tomatillo. The palate is bright up front with notes of brown sugar, oranges, burnt sage, cinnamon, and cooked egg yoke. Medium finish. Rough around the edges but good. Reminiscent of Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire.



652 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

Cinnamon and leather. Rich. Creamy. Little zip to it. Banana taffy. Was pleasantly surprised by this one.

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