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Rayo Seco Cenizo

Rayo Seco Cenizo is produced by maestro vinatero Gilberto Roldan in the community of Nombre de Dios, Durango.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Rayo Seco
Mezcalero:Gilberto Roldan
Town:Nombre de Dios
ABV: 50.7%
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About this destilado de agave

Rayo Seco Cenizo is produced by maestro vinatero Gilberto Roldan in Nombre de Dios, Durango. Wild-harvested maguey Cenizo might be the most common agave in Durango, but this ancestral agave spirit is anything but basic. Look for notes of Mexican hot chocolate, with peppery, sweet, and buttery notes hitting all at once.

Rayo Seco

Rayo Seco Destilados is a brand featuring some of the finest producers in Guerrero, Mexico and beyond. They represent over five generations and they provide an introduction to the traditions of Guerrero to consumers across the globe. As of 2021, the state of Guerrero was still relatively untouched by many importers due to the decades-long unrest throughout much of the state. This is beginning to change as brands like Rayo Seco are at the forefront of exporting craft spirits from the region. Rayo Seco is also working with producers in other regions of Mexico.

Member rating

3.75 out of 5

4 reviews



99 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch 202110, 50.7% abv

Review #27: amazing bundle of fruits like creamy mango, guava, and strawberry with fresh vanilla. There’s some light vegetal notes with bell pepper, some pine, and a damp earthiness supporting it.

The mango really stands out here for me and I love it, I’m definitely a big fan of mango. The fresh fruits contrasted with darker earth notes work together really well. Rayo seco hasn’t missed on any of their bottles



52 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Drank this one in an Irish pub in Mexico City right before watching the Luchas in Arena Mexico.
I don’t have specific memories of the flavors, I just remember it being a little spicy and tropical, earthy and very easy sipping for +100 proof.
Loving those Durango Mezcales!



625 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

There is a weird funk to this mezcal but once it opens up it is pretty tasty. There is some vegetal sweetness like maple asparagus. Overall a quality spirit but I enjoy his agave-forward Lamparillo more than this. Batch 202110. Bottle 336/480.



680 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Batch 202110. Bottle 336/480. Aromas of freshly ground pepper, jalapeno cream, and sweet peppermint. The palate is dry with notes of freshly dried herbs, Oaxacan hot chocolate (with water, not milk), jalapeno muenster cheese, and dry Spanish moss. Very soft and delicate.

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