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La Reina Maximiliana

La Reina Maximiliana is an artisinal Raicilla produced by Julio Topete Becerra in the countryside of the Western Sierra of Jalisco, Mexico.

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Category:Raicilla
Brand:La Reina Raicilla
Mezcalero:Julio Topete Becerra
Agave:Maximiliana
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Steel
Style:Joven
State:Jalisco
Town:Atenguillo
ABV: 42%
Website: http://raicillalareina.com/
About this raicilla

La Reina Raicilla is made with agave Maximiliana at Rancho Nuevo in Atenguillo, Jalisco. It is produced by Maestro Julio Topete Becerra, who cooks the agave in a standing Adobe oven, mashes the cooked agave by hand with wooden mallets, ferments the cooked agave in 200 litre white oak tubs, and distills this Raicilla in twice in stainless steel pots.

La Reina Raicilla

Raicilla La Reina gets it's name, The Queen, from the saying that Mezcal is the King and Raicilla is the Queen. Raicilla La Reina is a spirit that has been produced in the Sierra de Atenguillo for over 100 years. The brand prides itself on its focus on traditions, the need to support the families of producers, and the expansion of the culture surrounding Raicilla.

1 review

3 of out 5 stars


Jonny on Feb 24, 2019

283 reviews

  • Overall:

This has PUNGENT aromas. My gosh! It smells a bit like vinegar, wet cardboard, and gun powder with just a hint of iodine. The palate is equally as interesting. There’s a lot going on. More tasting notes of iodine, tangy unripe strawberries, cherries, a hint of cranberry, and red grapes. It has heavy viscosity and is very think on the palate. Given the lower ABV 42%, I wasn’t expecting this much character. It’s very funky and pretty interesting overall. If you see it, give it a try!

This has PUNGENT aromas. My gosh! It smells a bit like vinegar, wet cardboard, and gun powder with just a hint of iodine. The palate is equally as interesting. There’s a lot going on. More tasting notes of iodine, tangy unripe strawberries, cherries, a hint of cranberry, and red grapes. It has heavy viscosity and is very think on the palate. Given the lower ABV 42%, I wasn’t expecting this much character. It’s very funky and pretty interesting overall. If you see it, give it a

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