La Venenosa Sierra del Tigre (Orange Label)
The crown jewel of the La Venenosa line-up, not a statement of its greatness necessarily, but of its rarity. From the municipality of La Manzanilla de la Paz located in the famous town of Jalisco, this is a single-distilled raicilla made from the wild foraged agave Inaequidens (Bruto).
RaicillaRaicilla [rye-see-ya] is produced in several municipalities of Jalisco from several different types of agave (excluding blue Weber agave) such as Maximiliana, Rhodacantha, and Angustifolia. This category isn't officially defined, but will be the next agave spirit of Mexico to be regulated.
"A very different experience all around with the nose bringing aromas such as aged gouda, orange, mango, herbs, “barnyard” notes, and agave pulp. It is completely different on the palate. Tons of lush ripe fruit notes such as papaya, passion fruit, ripe mango, and tangerine flood your senses before those barnyard aromas come back with dashes of cocoa and black pepper. Rich and beautifully textured it is arguably the most compelling and definitely the most approachable member of the Venenosa line up."