Mexico- Xicaru Reposado is made with 100% agave espadin cooked in a stove oven with mesquite and ocote woods. For two to four months, Xicaru Reposado rests in medium-toasted American oak barrels.Xicaru Reposado has notes of vanilla and smoke. It gets its golden straw color from the barrel aging that takes place after distillation.
Xicaru Reposado is made with agave Espadin in Santiago Matatlan. Mezcalero Fernando Santibanez uses traditional methods to produce this mezcal, which is aged for 2-4 months in American Oak barrels before being bottled.
Xicaru is the Zapotec word for beautiful. This name reflects mezcalero Fernando Santibañez’s desire to share his artistic creations. Using his grandmother’s recipe, Fernando makes small batches of Xicaru Mezcal at his palenque in Matatlán, Oaxaca. Its natural smoky flavor is derived by cooking the agave in a conical stone oven on mesquite and ocote, woods native to Oaxaca. The cooked agave is tahona mashed and naturally fermented in an open pine vat. Following fermentation, it is double distilled in a copper alembic, filtered and precisely blended. Fernando is extremely proud to be able share his family’s mezcal with you.