Bacanora was banned for 77 years (1915-1992) due to prohibition. Hidden from the public eye but refusing to disappear by becoming a clandestine activity, and with time a symbol of regionalism and identity for the State of Sonora. Protected by Denomination of Origin status since the year of 2000 and only eight years prior, bacanora production had finally been made legal. In fact, Puntagave is the first legal 90 - proof premium Bacanora imported in to the US. Wrapped in the mists of time, centuries before Tequila - Opatas Indians produced small batches of ancient Bacanora in the canyons of the Sierra Madre mountains in Sonora, Mexico.
Bacanora is perhaps the purest artisanal spirit on the planet: wild silvestre agave hearts are packed out by burro, taken from rich, red soil, pure spring-fed water, fire, wild yeasts and a copper still. That's it. Nada mas. Roberto Contreras, a Cowboy's cowboy and master distiller, whose grandfather made artisanal Bacanora during the time of the Mexican revolution, carries on the tradition today.
There are legends of vaqueros with chaps, spurs, and machetes, searching out wild (silvestre) agaves in steep canyons, and compelling stories of american's bringing contraband Bacanora into the USA, during the eight decades of Bacanora prohibition. Now you have it. Enjoy!
100% agave, Agustifolia Haw, produced in the town of Rancho Tepua, by master distiller, Roberto Contreras.
This is a distinctively floral bacanora with light notes of smoke, mid-palate hints of citrus, plus deeper traces of smoke. The acidity & high-proof makes cocktails exceptional.
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