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La Venenosa Sierra Volcanes

La Venenosa Sierra Volcanes is a Raicilla from the state of Jalisco. It's traditionally produced and distilled in small clay pots.

About this raicilla

La Venenosa Sierra Volcanes is made in the southern region of Jalisco in the village of San Juan Espanatica, Tuxpan. This is made by Maestro Tabernero Don Arturo Campos with cultivate maguey Cenizo (agave Angustifolia). The agave are roasted in a pit oven with black oak, and double-distilled in a ceramic 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.

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3.57 out of 5

7 reviews

Suicide Squid

Suicide Squid

10 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

02-23 LOT A39 BOTTLE 150T 46.2V
A pepper spicy agave smell with a little clay. Good mouthfeel with Nice sweet agave taste up front that gets spicy peppery in back with the heat kicking in on the finish transitioning nicely from the spicy pepper and enough sweetness for balance. Lots of nice flavors here that transition nicely.

MaryKitty

MaryKitty

10 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Drank on Feb 14, 2024
Bottle date 2-23; Lot A39; bottle 150T (purchased in Puerto Vallarta in Sept 2023)
Spicy smell, hints of fruit like cantaloupe, lime, papaya, mild peet at first which disappears as the fruit note become more predominant. Spicy, peppery, earthy taste. Hints of wood.

Jam

Jam

156 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

lote 28, 06/21 production date, 45.1% abv

Review #34: cantaloupe, sour raspberry, kiwi, acidic lemon, white pepper, cinnamon, bits of charred wood and crisp minerality on the finish.

This has all the right flavors but they do not make a great impact. This is overall pretty light in flavor while still being hot. This could easily gain another full star if it wasn’t so thin. Still enjoyable but just a tad boring.

Americana Kyle

Americana Kyle

60 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 years ago

I would like to try this one again on its own and reassess, the other offerings I tried in the Venenosa flight were just a bit more funky and exciting and in line with what I was looking for, this was underwhelming. I will try again and update my review.

aarild

aarild

153 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot 26 May 21: Fromage blanc and ripe cantaloupes, papaya and guava. Slight taste of ash, nice minerality. Full mouthfeel, nice structure. Five stars.

Previous two tastings:
Nice smell of yoghurt, melon, grass and a hint of smoke.
Cottage cheese on the tongue for the split of a second but basically this raicilla has a slight mineral taste profile and little funk. I love the balance of this bottle: raicilla funk and minerality are toned down, fruit and spice come forth.

Lot 26 May 21: Fromage blanc and ripe cantaloupes, papaya and guava. Slight taste of ash, nice minerality. Full mouthfeel, nice structure. Five stars.
Previous two tastings:
Nice smell of yoghurt, melon, grass and a hint of smoke.
Cottage cheese on the tongue for the split of a second but basically this raicilla has a slight mineral taste profile and little funk. I love the balance of this bottle: raicilla funk and minerality are toned down, fruit and spice come forth.

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El-Dawg

El-Dawg

214 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Strong, sweet smell…rotten fruit funk is pronounced. Clay is well balanced though on the taste with tropical fruit, and some tartness. Slight pepper on finish. One of my first raicillas, and can’t say I totally love it. Will keep trying though! Awesome to get these in 200ML bottles though as a way to sample. 3.25
Lote: A20, Date 01-20
Review #89

RAFACORE

RAFACORE

3 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Date: 02/19 – Lot: 18 – Bottle 54/390
Really unique and fun Raicilla from La Venenosa – Big sweet agave punch on the nose with tropical fruit undertones as well as tail end aroma of wet clay and earth. Nice oily mouthfeel, pepper burn and lemon zest finish with a slight touch of sweet/sour funk, in a good way. There is a lot going on with this pour, opens up nicely with time..

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