The Puntas is the only member in the La Venenosa range of raicilla that doesn’t refer to the region it was produced in, but rather a style of distilling. A one-of-a-kind spirit, the Puntas isn’t legally sold in Mexico due to its very high alcohol percentage. Fortunately, we don’t have the same laws here in the UK.
Nose: Floral violet with a slight honeyed sweetness.
Taste: Fiery with plenty of spice, underlying notes of apple and caramel.
Finish: lemon and pepper, lots of pepper.
Overall: Not for the faint-hearted, this raicilla packs more than just a punch.
Please don’t do shots of this. The Puntas should be approached with respect, this wouldn’t be a good way to introduce someone to agave spirits, but a seasoned aficionado will appreciate this.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Puntas you could also try Quiquiriqui, Pensador or Corte Vetusto Espadin.
The literal translation of mezcal is ‘oven-cooked agave’, the only real difference between mezcal and Tequila is that mezcal is not regulated to the 5 states, like Tequila is. It is predominantly made in the southern state of Oaxaca and unlike Tequila it can be made from any type of agave plant native to Mexico, but not blue. It is categorized from blanco, through to extra añejo in the same way Tequila is and has grown massively in popularity recently. The production and ageing, all the way through to the bottling is generally the same as Tequila.
Jacales, Jalisco by maestro mezcalero, Don Gerardo Pena.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
Raicilla is often referred to as a mezcal by definition, not by denomination. The Puntas is produced in the occidental mountains, Sierra. It’s important to note that it isn’t the heads but is the highest distillation of the heart that makes up La Venenosa Raicilla Puntas.
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Christmas Post 2023: Our last date to guarantee dispatched vouchers has passed. If you make an order after this date, we will still post it out, but it's unlikely it will arrive in time for Christmas. Please note that digital downloads are available on all vouchers! All post will stop on the 21st December and resume on the 3rd of January 2024.
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