Review #1240 – Venenosa Puntas NASA Selection

The Schtick: I tasted this dram blind and then got the reveal at a later time, so keep that in mind as you read through these notes. Produced by Gerardo Pena, this Raicilla is fermented in oak before a run of double distillations in a steel still. It’s bottled at an eye watering 62.1% ABV.

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Distiller: La Venenosa

Bottler: La Venenosa

Selection: NASA

ABV: 62.1% ABV

Age: NA

Nose: Blue cheese, cream cheese, stanky agave. Loads of earthy breadiness, light ammonia. Stanky, sweet, cheesy.

Taste: Sweet, vinegar / tomato forward. Stanky. Cheese, earth, cream cheese frosting. Smoke, ash, earthiness. Lightly floral. Hot.

Finish: Long, hot, powerful and complex. Ammonia, soapstone, lime, cream cheese frosting, stanky olive juice.

Overall: Weird but fun and wild. The complexity and boquet of unique flavors is unmatched. I’m guessing it is a Raicilla, probably something 55% ABV or so. It turns out this is Venenosa Puntas NASA Selection 62.1% ABV which is holy wow.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 6

10 Most Recent Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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