La Venenosa is the first Raicilla available to buy in the UK! With old stories about a sneaky name change to avoid paying tax, the diverse agave species used in production, and one man's quest to bring a diverse range to the market, all eyes are on Mezcal's little brother, Raicilla.
Overshadowed by the success of its bigger brother Mezcal in recent years, it’s now Raicilla, a Mezcal from the Mexican state of Jalisco’s time to shine.
Having adopted a new name in the 1780’s to avoid a tax levied by the Spanish Crown, Raicilla has been produced for over 600 years in Jalisco. Raicilla can attribute its fascinating and broad flavour spectrum to the diverse agave species, terroir, equipment and techniques that can be found across the region.
The La Venenosa range was created by Chef Esteban Morales who traversed the state to find the best producers in each region. Each of the three expressions, Sur, Occidental and Costa, are unique: they were created by different Maestro Taberneros in distinct parts of the state, from different species of agave using diverse techniques. The result is a fantastic array of different aromas and flavour profiles highlighting how varied Raicilla can be due to terroir, agave and production techniques.
Summer Time Drinking - Michter's Mint Julep
The Mint Julep isn't just for the Kentucky Derby...
It's a great summer tipple with the refreshing mint notes all muddles in with the sweetness of the sugar and then finished off with that American favourite (and soon to be yours) Michter's Rye Whiskey.Read More »
A Busy Week In London!
We're set for a bumper week in London. Not only is it #NegroniWeek (Fancy joing us down at East London Liquor Company on Wednesday & Thursday?) but it is also London Wine Week, brought to you by our good friends at DrinkUp LDN.
Keep an eye out on Twitter and Instagram for where we end up over the rest of the week...