La Venenosa Tabernas III Edicion
La Venenosa Tabernas Raicilla is an ancestral agave spirit crafted from the Chico Aguillar and Lechuguilla varieties. It offers aromas of orange peel, oregano and green apple, with notes of cinnamon and resinous spices on the palate, giving way to a subtle hint of lemongrass.
Each bottling in the La Venenosa range is sourced from a single small-scale distillery, or taberna, in Jalisco, Mexico. While the state is known for its tequila production, Raicilla has been made in Jalisco for 500 years using a diverse array of agave varieties and distillation techniques.
Benito and Jose Salcedo Rios make an excellent team. Benito, an agronomist and engineer, oversees all of the farming tasks, from germinating the agave seeds to maintaining the plantations of both the Chico Agular agave and Maximiliana agave. Joel is in charge of tasks such as cooking, fermentation and distillation. He learned his skills from the grandson of Don Felix. Don Felix was a legendary maestro in the area and mentored many distillers. Benito and Jose have managed to set an example that young people can also do things well.