The distillery in Jalisco, Mexico is Australian owned and run. We bring a sustainability focus to keep locals employed, the family together in addition to reducing our impact on the earth. The bottle is made from recycled coke and tequila glass and we utilise only the natural resources from the area to complete its production. Replanting Agaves, reforesting the timber we use and recycling the left over agave compost.
How It Is Made
Our process begins by harvesting our wild agave Maximiliana and cooking it for 2 days in an above-ground adobe brick oven. The cooked agave hearts are ground to a pulp using a trituadora machine “mechanical shredder” before the juice and fibres are fermented in open oak barrels and clay amphoras using wild airborne yeasts. When the ferment is ready it is double distilled in copper alembic stills to create Estancia’s aromatic Raicilla. The flavour of our spirit is very much a product of the highland climate and the rich red soils where our Agaves grow. These high altitudes, along with our production process, create the floral aromas that make this spirit truly special.
We are proud to be Aussie owners of this worldwide brand and also to have the exclusive distribution rights to share it with you here in Australia.