La Jicarita Sierra Negra Mezcal
This 25+ year Sierra Negra agave was harvested at full maturity, letting its penca leaves grow to a weight to 4.4 lbs (2 kilos) each. Planted in a steep hillside plot, this agave is cultivated in the high altitude of the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca. The combination of drastic temperature shifts, high elevation desert drainage, and concentrated sunlight produces a mezcal rugged and hearty in character. This limited edition of Sierra Negra Mezcal produced only 155 cases. This is the first time this mezcal is available outside of Mexico.
Gold– San Francisco World Spirits Competition (2019)
Plata– Academia del Mezcal y del Maguey (2018)
Nose: Fresh Mountain Spring, Pure Agave, Pineapple, Banana Bread, Pecan
Palette: Forest Floor, Star Anise, Pineapple Hearts, Tobacco Leaf, Black Pepper, Fresh Mint
Finish: Full Bodied, High Viscosity