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La Venenosa Azul

La Venenosa Azul is a limited edition single-distilled raicilla made with Agave tequilana weber in La Estancia, Jalisco.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Raicilla
Cost:$$$
Brand:La Venenosa Raicilla
Raicillero:Don Guelo
Maguey:Azul
Agave:Tequilana
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Steel
Style:Aged in Glass
State:Jalisco
Town:La Estancia
ABV: 41.8%
Batch size: Lot 1: 290 bottles
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About this raicilla

La Venenosa Azul was made with Agave tequilana weber in La Estancia, Jalisco. Maestro Raicillero Don Guelo had a friend who had a lot of Agave tequilana that he couldn’t handle, so he offered it to Don Guelo. All Don Guelo had to do was harvest it before it was too late. Don Guelo jumped at the opportunity and made this limited spirit as a single distilled raicilla. In this region of Jalisco, Agave maximiliana is the king and sales of this raicilla Azul were slow which is the reason La Venenosa had the good fortune to acquire this 20 year aged-in-glass raicilla.

La Venenosa Raicilla

Raicilla has been produced for over 500 years in the Mexican state of Jalisco, Mexico. Jalisco offers a plethora of agave species, second only to Oaxaca, however the Tequila made in Jalisco can only be made with the blue agave. Raicilla from Jalisco can be made with many different types of agave that are scattered across the landscape. These, along with great diversity in terroir, equipment and techniques, give Raicilla an amazing spectrum of flavor and history.

La Venenosa Raicilla range was created by Chef Esteban Morales to bring these hidden jewels to the global market. Esteban traversed the state in search of the best producers in each region. Every one of these Raicilla expressions is unique; created by different Maestro Taberneros in distinct regions, from different species of agave using diverse techniques, the individual results are astounding. Due to the relatively raw nature of Raicilla production, the ABV of each La Venenosa may vary slightly by batch.

6 reviews

3.75 out of 5


El-Dawg

El-Dawg

126 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Lot 2 (produced in Jan 2000). 41.3% ABV
Funky smell, with some green. Spicy & peppery. Watery viscosity. I surprising can get that ‘chicken cesar salad that Zack mentioned. This taste is super unique to me, and I can’t say I’m a fan of this “raicilla funkiness”. I’ve had some great raicillas that aren’t this potent (and yet lower ABV), and can’t say this will be one.
Review #121

Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Sweet vanilla cake frosting, artichoke, cinnamon, chocolate powder, and allspice. Tasty.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

300 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Most tequilas on the market are boring cousins of most mezcals. This particular distillate, however, is like a full bodied tequila, wearing high heels and a pushup bra. Dangerously drinkable and very subtle with its characteristics. This dabbles in classic taffy/candy sweetness, then takes a meander through some light tropical fruit cup, and finishes with more fruit cup and some coriander. This is lovely.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

292 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Nose: Picking up a little bit of cherry gummy bear. Spearmint gum. Slight whole milk creaminess. No smoke.

Palate: Call me crazy but… chicken Caesar salad – the meaty aspect of a seasoned pan fried chicken breast, veggie aspect of the romaine and parm cheese notes. Watery mouth feel (in terms of low viscosity – not flavor). Sugary sweetness of a breath mint. The smoke comes around in the finish but is a tad too salty.

This raicilla is very cool, I enjoyed it.

evanomics

evanomics

3 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Nose: Upon opening I got a mild, sweet, almost chocolatey aroma.
Taste: Started out very mild, then increased sweet almost chocolate flavor. Thick and almost creamy. Very little burn or acidity at any time while drinking. Super smooth.

This is one of my favorite liquors I have tasted. Truly a unique and enigmatic spirit.

HighWine

HighWine

54 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Aroma hits you from arm’s length. Fragrance of custard, aged egg nog with nutmeg, and allspice. Taste starts of sour and the creamy qualities quickly push the sourness out of the way and make the quaff full in the mouth. Boozy custard, almond nougat, and allspice fill the mouth and throat. Such a sweet and smooth treat, it’s like dessert in a copita. Fantastically intricate and one I’ll seek out again.

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