Clean and surprisingly soft, Las Perlas is a sophisticated spirit. The lengthy fermentation, followed by small-still double distillation, fully develops the vegetal characteristics of the agaves. Aromas are complex and floral; on the palate is green pepper and melon, with a backbone of the minerality typical of slow-growing wild agaves. The oven adds a mild smokiness.

Las Perlas raicilla joven (blanco) – $96. Scarce! Harvested, distilled, and bottled one batch at a time: about 650 bottles. Fresh, full-bodied, easy to drink.