Actually Raicilla cannot actually be called tequila because it is distilled from another species of the agave other than the Weber, commonly called blue agave. My friend, Jorge gets the El Alambique brand from a small producer somewhere in Jalisco. To the best of my knowledge it is not available for retail anywhere but for one or two places only the state of Jalisco. IMG_3125 It is a sweet and light agave product although it weighs in at a comparable tequila punching weight of 37% alcohol by volume. Jorge maintains you can drink an entire bottle and feel no ill effects the following day. I’ll have to take his word for that. I am going to keep the bottle he gave me and break it out only on special occasions.

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