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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 agave Sierra Negra harvested at full maturity.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:La Jicarita Mezcal
Mezcalero:Celso Martínez López
Agave:Sierra Negra
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 48%
Age of plant: 25+ years
Batch size: 930 bottles
Release year: 2019
Website: http://frijolotes.com/
About this mezcal

La Jicarita Sierra Negra is produced by Celso Martínez López in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The 25+ year old Sierra Negra (sp. 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.

2 reviews

4 out of 5



406 reviews
12 months 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.



375 reviews
12 months ago

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

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