La Venenosa Raicilla Costa 70cl
This Raicilla Costa has aromas of gravel, rubber inner tubes and old wood smoke, unusual and very like a Mezcal. The palate is sweeter than the aroma and has notes of pepper spice with orchard fruit. The finish is rather herbal with a hint of menthol.
This Raicilla is produced by Maestro Tabernero Don Alberto Hernández in the village of Llano Grande of the coastal region Cabo Corrientes, 700 metres above sea level. Don Alberto cultivates a mix of agaves: Rhodecantha and Angustifolia. Rhodecantha matures after 12 years and Angustifolia after eight. The agave is roasted in a wood fired adobe oven. It is distilled two times in a Philippino still made out of copper and a hollowed out tree trunk.