Fernando Santibañez had a passion for mezcal and its limitless
possibilities. Using his years of experience and his love for
mezcal, Fernando respectfully combined the traditions of
mezcal with those of barrel aging to create a unique expression
in Xicaru Añejo.
Xicaru Añejo is made with traditional methods from 100%
Maguey espadin. It rests for a minimum of one year in
medium-toasted, used American oak barrels and is finished to
86 proof. Used barrels are employed to prevent over-aging,
and the higher proof helps to maintain the essential
characteristics of mezcal.
86 Proof (ABV 43%)
Inancient Zapotec culture the jaguar symbolized great
strength and agility. The Santibañez family home of
Tehuantepec, Oaxaca ,derives its name from this
revered creature. We utilize the jaguar to reflect the
tradition and heritage used in crafting Xicaru Mezcal.
Jaguar with Age
The jaguars representing Xicaru reflect the characteristics of
each type of mezcal. For Xicaru Silver, the jaguar is active,
whereas in Reposado he is resting. His breath of fire on Xicaru
102° indicates higher proof. The serene jaguar representing
Xicaru Añejo is composed – without need to prove anything to
anyone, he is confident in his wisdom and strength.
The patience required for barrel aging is rewarded with a fuller,
more concentrated and complex mezcal. Notes of vanilla and
oak contribute a new aroma, flavor and sweetness that
delicately balance with the smoke and maguey.
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