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    I had only sampled one Raicilla product up until this last trip to PV, and that was in Chihuahua. I don't remember the brand either, but it was pretty harsh and after a couple of sips I gave up.

    In PV at the Hacienda de Oro distillery, I was lucky enough to try their Raicilla product. Something new to their product line, produced the same as their tequila, just with a different agave. A more earthy and vegetal taste, but smooth and sweet. It was even 100 proof and no throat burn. Try it if you can, it's called Don Chendo Raicilla.

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    wut kinda agave do they use for this stuff? obviously it doesn't have to be grown specifically in certain regions right? Or is it regulated like tequila?
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    Mmmmm... Just discovered Raicilla and brought back to types - one is from El Tuito south of PV toward Barra de Navidad about an hour or so. It's called 7 Amigos and I've not opened it yet. The other I can't remember the name of but it's heavenly and is very very similar to what i was drinking with a couple guys at a palapa in Mismaloya. 38 proof and delicious. It's made from the maguey plant (relative of the century plant, pronounced "mah-GAY") and related to agave. Not sure how much it's regulated but it's only been legal to market and sell in the last couple years and is pretty much unknown outside the PV area.. Even in Barra alot of people didn't know what I was talking about, but in Tenacatita they did (where I bought one bottle). Best luck to find it is in very small mercados. I'm in love with the stuff - slightly sweeter than most tequilas and the flavour is magic.

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    wow look at what I found
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    Default Re: Raicilla products - tried any?

    The bottle with the eagle looks familiar to me. Where did you find it?

    Are you going to sample it or are you collecting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrAgave
    The bottle with the eagle looks familiar to me. Where did you find it?

    Are you going to sample it or are you collecting?

    Actually I probably will since I have 1 more but i havent picked it up, I will be cracking the other one because of the damage label. Got it in San Diego

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    Okay, So last night I decided to try some juice from my bottle of Raicilla, and overall I was very impressed with the taste of this Spirit. It kind of tasted like Mezcal(Del Maguey) , I will be babysitting this bottle since I only have 1 to drink and 1 for the collection. I will now be on the look out for more Raicilla.
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    Raicilla has been regulated "legalized" only since 2000. Before this it was all "home made", usually with crude stills and processes, quality varied widely. Now they require standards to produce and bottle. And quality still varies. It is made from several types of agave plants. Around PV they use "Maguey" an agave similar to blue agave (tequila) only green. Farther inland they use a wide leaf variety, lechugia, not sure of spelling. I believe only 14 Municipales all in the state of Jalisco are licensed to produce Raicilla.

    I did not know it was imported to US, is there the name of the import company on the bottle bought in San Diego?
    Does it say where it was mad?

    For years it has been sold as a "health" drink. It is supposed to lower bad cholesterol, raise good cholesterol, help digestion, and it has the lowest "bad" sugar level of any alcohol, so does not produce hangovers.

    Adios

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    The bottle of Raicilla, was imported by International Product Negotiation. Sante, Ca. 92071 It also has a web site on the back label in case you wanna check it out, here it is www.tequilaspecialist.com


    Quote Originally Posted by Camaron de Costalegre
    Raicilla has been regulated "legalized" only since 2000. Before this it was all "home made", usually with crude stills and processes, quality varied widely. Now they require standards to produce and bottle. And quality still varies. It is made from several types of agave plants. Around PV they use "Maguey" an agave similar to blue agave (tequila) only green. Farther inland they use a wide leaf variety, lechugia, not sure of spelling. I believe only 14 Municipales all in the state of Jalisco are licensed to produce Raicilla.

    I did not know it was imported to US, is there the name of the import company on the bottle bought in San Diego?
    Does it say where it was mad?

    For years it has been sold as a "health" drink. It is supposed to lower bad cholesterol, raise good cholesterol, help digestion, and it has the lowest "bad" sugar level of any alcohol, so does not produce hangovers.

    Adios

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