La Venenosa Los Gigantes is a once-in-a-lifetime special edition batch from maestro Manuel Salcedo and Ruben Peña.
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|Brand:||La Venenosa Raicilla|
|Raicillero:||Manuel Salcedo, Ruben Pena Fuentes|
|Age of plant:||15 years|
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About this raicilla
La Venenosa Los Gigantes is made with four massive Agave americana. Seventeen years ago, Manuel and Ruben began their joined farming project with two adjacent farms that they work on together, growing primarily Agave maximiliana with four Americanas planted to identify the property line. These Americanas grew into massive agaves. Harvested two years ago, these four agaves, known as Los Gigantes, were produced by Ruben and Manuel together for this one in a lifetime batch.
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.
- Don Luis and La Venenosa Sierra del Tigre on the Mezcal Reviews blog