Fernando Santibanez saw the opportunity to create a mezcal with a nuanced and balanced profile while retaining the distinct identity of traditional mezcal. Xicaru Reposado is aged naturally and gently in small batches, reflecting Fernando’s great respect for both the maguey and tradition.
As with Xicaru Silver, Xicaru Reposado is made with 100% Maguey espadin cooked in a conical stone oven with mesquite and ocote woods. After tahona-mashing, natural fermenting and double-distilling, the mezcal is ready for aging. For two to four months, Xicaru Reposado is allowed to rest in medium-toasted American oak barrels.
80 Proof (ABV 40%)
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 at Rest
We have chosen the jaguar to represent and pay respect to the history and tradition found in both Xicaru
Silver - where the jaguar is alert and active, and in Xicaru Reposado - where he is resting. Even at rest this
mythical creature represents a grace and power to be revered.
Barrel aging naturally imparts both the straw color and subtle sweet notes that complement the unique
characteristics of a traditional mezcal. The herbal, smoky taste of the cooked maguey is softened on the
palate by the delicate tinge of vanilla and caramel. This beautifully rounded flavor finishes smoothly and
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