Serene Jaguar

July 3, 2019
Xicaru Mezcal

The jaguars representing Xicaru reflect the characteristics of each type of mezcal. The serene jaguar representing Xicaru Añejo is composed […]


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Añejo Rests

June 20, 2019
Xicaru Mezcal

Xicaru Añejo rests for a minimum of one year in medium-toasted, used American oak barrels and is finished to 86 […]


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Medium-Toasted Barrels

May 29, 2019
Xicaru Mezcal

Xicaru Reposado rests for approximately three months in used American oak barrels which have been medium-toasted. Barrel aging adds subtle […]


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True To Tradition

May 13, 2019
Xicaru Mezcal

Xicaru Silver and Silver 102° are artisanal mezcals that hold true to tradition. Xicaru Silver is approachable and distinct, with […]


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Venencia

April 3, 2019
Xicaru Mezcal

Tools of the trade: This bamboo tube, or venencia, is used to siphon up distillate and then stream it into […]


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Distillation

March 27, 2019
Xicaru Mezcal

Tools of the trade: Distillation requires a tank of cool water to drop the temperature as distillate runs through the […]


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Copper Alembics

March 17, 2019
Xicaru Mezcal

Tools of the trade: Copper alembics are used for the small batch distillation of Xicaru Mezcal.


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Hand-fed Woods

March 13, 2019
Xicaru Mezcal

Tools of the trade: The oven used to fire up distillation is hand-fed with woods native to Oaxaca.


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Shot And A Beer

November 12, 2018
Xicaru Mezcal

XICARU Mezcal ~ at home in… SAN FRANCISCO! Shot and a beer done right… with Xicaru Silver!


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Cantina Rooftop

September 29, 2018
Xicaru Mezcal

XICARU Mezcal ~ at home in… NEW YORK! A triple-threat at the Rooftop Cantina ~ Xicaru Silver, Reposado & Xicaru […]


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Oaxaca Sunset

July 3, 2018
Xicaru Mezcal

Xicaru means BEAUTIFUL. Follow the beautiful evening sun down the Oaxacan streets.


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Barrel Aging

April 30, 2018
Xicaru Mezcal

Barrel aging naturally imparts both the straw color and subtle sweet vanilla and caramel notes that complement the unique characteristics […]


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Xicaru Mezcal

October 19, 2017
Xicaru Mezcal

Xicaru (“ZEE-kah-roo”) means beautiful in the Zapotec language. Xicaru Silver, Silver 102° and Reposado are beautiful mezcals, crafted using age-old […]


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The Jaguar

October 13, 2017
Xicaru Mezcal

The ancient Zapotec symbol of the jaguar here demonstrates its power and dominance, and well represents both the heritage and […]


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Xicaru Silver 102

October 12, 2017
Xicaru Mezcal

With Xicaru Silver 102° Fernando Santibañez honors the tradition of master mezcaleros, who prize the concentrated characteristics of high-proof mezcals. […]


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Mashing Agave

October 6, 2017
Xicaru Mezcal

We use traditional production methods to produce Xicaru mezcal, such as mashing the cooked agave with a horse-drawn tahona.


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A Narrower Cut

October 5, 2017
Xicaru Mezcal

Xicaru Silver 102° differs from Xicaru Silver in the way it is distilled. A narrower cut is taken from the […]


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Master Mezcaleros

September 30, 2017
Xicaru Mezcal

Master mezcaleros prize the concentrated characteristics of high-proof mezcals. Xicaru Silver 102° honors the mezcaleros by selecting a smaller cut […]


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Open Pine Vats

May 15, 2017
Xicaru Mezcal

As has been done for ages, cooked and mashed agave is fermented naturally in small, open pine vats.


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Agave Pinas

May 8, 2017
Xicaru Mezcal

Agave pinas are cooked for a minimum of four days in a conical, underground oven lined with stones from local […]


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Giving Back

December 19, 2016
Xicaru Mezcal

Giving Back…. From the beginning we wanted our company to “do things the right way”. Using traditional methods in our […]


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The Real Deal

December 6, 2016
Xicaru Mezcal

The Real Deal: The small palenques that dot rural Oaxaca craft their own mezcals by hand, following the customs of […]


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NOM

October 7, 2015
Xicaru Mezcal

Did you know there is a unique set of rules and regulations within Mexico called the NORMA Oficial Mexicana (NOM) […]


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Mezcal 101

February 25, 2015
Xicaru Mezcal

Did you know the origins of mezcal can be traced back to 1400 BC and the word “mezcal” comes from […]


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