• Bonete Costa Raicilla

Agave Spirit from Jalisco. Batches of 40 liters,Double distilled, and the still is in a tree trunk!  Aromas of bacon fat, and marrow broth, this is very wild/elemental and savory. The palate is very bright with ceramic, salty, and a slight minty note.  Great texture with a super long finish. Very geeky. Bonete is the variety of tree they use for distilling. D&M Tasting Notes

This is an ensemble of around 60% angustifolia but locally called "Chico Aguiar" and 40% "Amarillo" which is a type of Rhodacantha (you know as Mexicano) but its a bit different than Oaxaca Mexicano. These are the local names as its proper to Raicilla. The Angustifolia is around 7-9 years old when harvested and the Amarillo is around 12 years. Fermentation times are 8-12 days, the longer being in winter. These are distilled in tree trunk stills, the packaging will highlight the tree distillation. The family believes in farming by way of hijuelos and then moving the plants away from each other for room to grow. This concept is very different than say what Graciela or William would preach. This just goes to show you how different knowledge and tradition can be from one family to another. This is my favorite expression, its very intense and tastes like smoked meats. Robert Horton, Importer


Bonete Costa Raicilla

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  • SKU #: 7793
  • $89.99