The hacienda Jaral de Berrio, founded 1774, in the current state of Guanajuato, Mexico, was appointed to Miguel de Berrio y Zaldívar, Marquis of Jaral by Charles III, and was Mexico’s largest hacienda. Home to generations of the Berrio lineage, it’s wealthiest owner, Juan Nepomuceno de Moncada y Berrio was considered the richest man in Mexico during the 1830s, and was said to have left a hacienda to each of his 99 sons. During its heyday in the late 19th century, it housed up to 6500 people and had its own railway station, post office, two primary schools, and a parish church. As was the style in this Francophile obsessed society, the main building was lavishly furnished and the walls hand frescoed or plied with imported French wallpaper. Today, the ex-hacienda is a beautiful decaying ruin that houses the Jaral de Berrio Mezcal factory.
Crystal clear in colour. Aromas of medium intensity suggesting cucumber, floral and white peach; medium viscosity, spicy, ending with dominant vegetable notes and hints of sweetness on the finish.