Raicilla La Venenosa 2014 Sur de Jalisco (red label) 47%

Nose: Mangos. Manure and wet straw, earthy fermented bordering on rotten strawberries. My hiking boots post trail. Artichoke, conecuh sausage y rubber cement glue.

Palate: Peppery tomato juice with a dash of liquid smoke. Smoked artichoke hearts, zucchini, arugula, and the weird off-sweetness of papaya. What a delightful journey.

Rating: 7 / 10 – Agave Angustifolia (same family as Espadin). This would elevate ANYONE’s bloody mary.