Beautifully distilled single-batch artisanal Raicilla de Costa (from the coastal region of Jalisco state). Raicilla is a spirit made only in Jalisco state from agaves distilled in remote areas. Raicilla is a mezcal – but not on the label, due to Mexican regulations. Raicilleros uses at least nine kinds of agave, all of them wild, some with several differing local varieties. Raicilla is artisanal as it gets, going way back in time; its distillation was introduced in the 1600s from the Spanish colonies in the Philippines, which resulted in the common use of the primitive Filipino double-chamber clay still. Many raicillas are roasted in above-ground clay ovens instead of the fire pits of Oaxaca.
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