Raicilla distilleries are called Tabernas. Raicilla and Bacanora are our in-house favorites. We consider both the most fragrant and fruity of our agave spirits. Produced for over 400 years in the coast and mountains of Jalisco, Raicilla is an agave spirit that in the 1780's, avoiding a tax levied by the Spanish crown, became an illegal moonshine, mainly dealt in the back streets of Puerto Vallarta. This potent brother of Tequila yields drunken stories by tourists from all over the world. Jalisco offers a plethora of agave species, second only to Oaxaca. These, along with great diversity in terroir, equipment, and techniques, gives Raicilla an amazing spectrum of flavor and history.
This Raicilla comes from two different tabernas. One is produced in the coastal region of Cabo Corrientes, 700 meters above sea level using Rhodacantha and Maximiliana types of agave.
Our other Raicilla is produced in a Taberna in the mountains of Jalisco, using Maximiliana agave, commonly known as Lechuguilla.
Spirit Type: Raicilla