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La Venenosa Puntas

La Venenosa Puntas is 63% ABV (126 proof!), but it is elegant, subtle, and incredibly complex. It is a prized and rare spirit.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Raicilla
Brand:La Venenosa Raicilla
Mezcalero:Gerardo Pena
Agave:Maximiliana
Distillation:Steel
Style:Joven
State:Jalisco
Town:Jacales
ABV: 63%
Website: www.lavenenosa.mx
About this raicilla

La Venenosa Puntas is a prized and rare spirit. The puntas in this case refers to the upper portions of the agave hearts and the portion of the distillate separated right above them. This Raicilla is 63% ABV (126 proof!), but it is elegant, subtle, and incredibly complex.  It’s produced by Gerardo Pena (the cousin of Don Ruben Pena) with agave Maximiliana in Jacales, Jalisco.  This Raicilla is fermented in a 200 litre oak vat and double distilled in a stainless steel still.

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.

3 reviews

4 of out 5 stars


GreenspointTexas on Dec 27, 2018

92 reviews

  • Overall:

Fruitiest agave spirit ive ever had. Apple and pear on the nose, and kiwi and stone fruit on the palate. Almost no smoke. No burn for 63%. Excellent, a crazy awesome raicilla.

From the Nasa Liquors special bottle from their store-pick batch

Tyler on Mar 20, 2017

256 reviews

  • Overall:

Nose of dried apple much like the other La Venenosa raicilla from Maximiliana agave. I got notes of spearmint, grape, apple, and slight metal. It doesn’t taste too strong going down but the finish leaves your palate tingling from the high ABV. Compared to the other La Venenosa Maximiliana raicilla (black bottle), you can taste the difference a second distillation makes.. the flavor experience is more compact and distinct here. I enjoyed this but expected to be more impressed considering the high cost of about $200/bottle; thankfully I tried this at a bar. Lot 3, 5-16.

Nose of dried apple much like the other La Venenosa raicilla from Maximiliana agave. I got notes of spearmint, grape, apple, and slight metal. It doesn’t taste too strong going down but the finish leaves your palate tingling from the high ABV. Compared to the other La Venenosa Maximiliana raicilla (black bottle), you can taste the difference a second distillation makes.. the flavor experience is more compact and distinct here. I enjoyed this but expected to be more impressed considering t

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Keith on Feb 21, 2017

33 reviews

  • Overall:

Lot 1. Clarity and focus, flavor that cuts through anything previously on the palate, then establishes a sweet, lightly citrus aftertaste. Its high ABV is more buzz than burn; a flavor delivery mechanism rather than distraction. As Raicilla goes this is an all-star. The scaling conundrum is selecting a rating compared to smoked-agave spirits.

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