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Mezonte Jalisco

Mezonte Jalisco is a small batch Raicilla from the beautiful state of Jalisco, Mexico. It’s an Ensamble of two agaves unique to this region of production.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Mezcalero:Santos Juarez
Agave:Alineno, Cimarrón
ABV: 47%
Website: http://mezonte.com/
About this raicilla

Mezonte Jalisco is distilled by Santos Juarez using agave Alineno and Cimarrón in Toliman, Jalisco. While this is produced in Tequila-country, the production of this Raicilla is a far cry from what you’d see in modern Tequila. The agaves are cooked in an underground oven, milled by hand with axes, and distilled in a copper and wood still.


Mezonte is a noprofit organization that promotes, supports, and preserves - through various media - the production and practices of traditional agave spirits. Mezonte’s main objective is to create awareness of the cultural and biological value that these spirits represent. They feature agave spirits from all over Mexico, with an emphasis on Jalisco and Michoacán. Their producers make mezcal, raicilla, barranca, tuxca, sikua, or any other name used for distilled agave in this region.

2 reviews

4 of out 5 stars

Rakhal on Mar 13, 2019

24 reviews

  • Overall:

Batch 01, 2018. I was looking forward to trying this one but I was a little disappointed. Made with Agave Alineno and Agave Cimarrón which I believe are either subspecies or local names for Agave Angustifolia and Agave Salmiana Crassispina. It’s got some funk, like an aged blue cheese. Cinnamon, kaffir lime leaf, and brick dust. The finish was short and uninteresting. It’s fine, but nothing special.

GreenspointTexas on Dec 24, 2018

92 reviews

  • Overall:

Wonderful raicilla. Only problem is that it doesnt come cheap.

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