La Reina Raicilla Mezcal
  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Style Mezcal
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • agave
  • fruit
  • citrus
  • toasted
  • nutmeg
  • spicy
  • lemon zest
  • herbs
  • white pepper

La Reina

Raicilla Mezcal (0.75l, 40%)
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A regal name for a regal Mexican agave Spirit.

There's a saying in Mexico that goes something like this: "If Mezcal is king, Raicilla is the queen." Well, "La Reina" is Spanish for "the queen". You see where this is going, right? La Reina Raicilla comes from Anteguillo, a municipality of Jalisco, Mexico. It's there that the agave maximiliana thrives in the shady and hilly areas. Only 10% of the agave in the region can be harvested, meaning that sustainability is an integral part of the game. Harvesting the ripe, 7 to 9-year-old agaves is just as important as nursing the seeds and replanting the young agave.


La Reina Raicilla Blanco Ancestral is crafted by Julio Topete Bercerra, starting with the ripe agave maximiliana that gets cooked in an oven, mashed by hand in hollowed tree trunks, before being left to ferment in open oak barrels for a week. The Raicilla then gets distilled twice in stainless steel pots. Bottled at 80 proof, it's fruity, spicy, and complex, yet fresh and citrusy ― just how a Raicilla should be.
 

  • Category Mezcal
  • Country Mexico
  • Style Mezcal
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The nose has fruity agave notes along with plenty of citrus, toast, and hints of nutmeg.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's fruity on the palate with cooked agave, a healthy dose of spice, lemon zest, and a touch of orange. Then there's the green notes and herbal hints along with some white pepper.

Finish
The finish is fresh with citrus, orange zest, and a touch of spice.

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  • agave
  • fruit
  • citrus
  • toasted
  • nutmeg
  • spicy
  • lemon zest
  • herbs
  • white pepper
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Character Dogson
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.
While Mezcal is produced all across Mexico, most of the Mezcal we see is produced in the state of Oaxaca. Interestingly, over 70% of Mezcal is made from the Espadín agave—even though more than 20 types of agave are used to make Mezcal.

Espadín. That word means “sword” in Spanish because the leaves look like a mass of swords projecting out of the plant. Espadín Mezcals are most common because it has been the easiest agave to cultivate.

All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
All Tequila is Mezcal, but not all Mezcal is Tequila.
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