Cielo Rojo Bacanora Blanco
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Bacanora is produced from the espadin agave, a varietal indigenous to the Sierra Madre region of Sonora, Mexico. Master distiller Roberto Contreras, whose grandfather made artisanal Bacanora during the time of the Mexican revolution, produces a handcrafted version of this 400 year old spirit from mature Silvestre (wild) espadin agaves that grow on his 25,000 acre property. The agaves are hand-picked from steep mountain canyons that are too treacherous for cars or modern machinery so they are transported to the distillery by burros. Roberto slowly roasts his agaves in earth, clay and rock-lined ovens and then transfers them to open wooden vats where fermentation occurs naturally. The spirit is double-distilled in a small cooper pot still to 40 proof using pure spring water from the estate.