Approximately 15 Raicilla producers will gather in the mountain town of Mascota from December 12 to 14 for the First Annual Raicilla Cultural Festival.
Mascota is the region that produces (in my limited experience) the best raicilla in the area. I’ve toured the agricultural school there that was specializing in propagating Agave maximilian, the Mascota raicilla Agave and I’ve bought some quite outstanding bootleg raicilla in the backstreets of this town.
- Dec 12 – 7 pm, Conference on “The Importance of Branding”
- Dec 13 – 10 am, Tour of Cimarrón Chico del la Raicilla, Navidad (meal served) and Juanacatlán Lake, El Molino Museum. Cost 150 pesos per person.
- Dec 13 – Celebration in town center with music and crowning of the queen of the festival.
- Dec 14 – Raicilla sampling at noon.
All activities are Free except for the tour.
TEL: 388 386 1160
And here’s a little more information on the difference between the raicillas and tequila: HERE