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La Venenosa Raicilla Tabernas

La Venenosa Raicilla Tabernas is made from 100% agave Maximiliana and at a price point that can be used for cocktails

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:La Venenosa Raicilla
Raicillero:Don Antonio Arrizon
Town:La Vieja
About this raicilla

“Tabernas” are small scale raicilla distilleries who use artisan methods and their distillers are known as “taberneros”. La Venenosa Raicilla Tabernas is a raicilla at a price point that can be used for cocktails. Tabernas is made from cultivated agave Maximiliana in the village of La Vieja by Don Antonio Arrizon. The agave is roasted in an adobe clay oven fueled by black oak. It is then fermented in oak vats with natural yeast, then distilled once in a stainless steel alambic Arabic-Filipino hybrid still. The nose has citrus peals and herbs. The palate is dry with notes of cooked agave.

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.

4 reviews

3.8 of out 5 stars



2 reviews
4 months ago

Tambernas is a great chance to have a take on terrior. As its produced with a local subspecies of espadin (chico Aguiar/ Angustifolia Haw) it offers a very balance profile that invites us to have a better understand of the exciting cosmos of Racillas.
Tasting notes:
a sightly buttery feeling with an elegant acetic that cheers up the palate. Good balance of smoke and cooked agave.
Great for rookies and seasoned mezcaleros ( terrior challenge embedded).



10 reviews
5 months ago

This is a great gateway Raicilla! It’s funky on the nose and clean on the palate. It’s fun to drink and share. Raicilla is about to have its moment and I’m so excited about it. It’s time!

1 year ago

Sweet apple and citrus notes on the nose. Its a bit thinner and less robust than the other expressions with a dry roasted agave notes dominated by a pleasant funkiness to the drink.



360 reviews
2 years ago

Aromas of sour apples and slight vinegar. It tastes like a muddled version of the black label La Venenosa, which is also made with Maximiliana. I’m told this is supposed to be their cocktail Raicilla. I’ve yet to have a cocktail with it, but it’s light and a bit funky with some good savory aspects. I could picture this going well in a bloody mary or possibly and daiquiri.

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