Produced in Nacori Chico Sonora Mexico with nothing but natural spring water and wild agaves, LC 1905 has been producing this beverage for over a century using the same techniques from more than 300 years ago. Now available in Tucson!

 Production of Bacanora los cantiles 1905 from Nacori Sonora Mexico to Tucson distilled spirit


Our History

Bacanora los cantiles 1905 blanco bottle distilled spirit tucson from nacori chico mexico sonora

LC 1905

Nacori Chico's Mountains are part of the spurs of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains. Los Cantiles or "the cliffs" is a mountain with cliffs where agave grows naturally.

Don Refugio 1905 bacanora los cantiles la nopalera

La Nopalera

In 1905 Don  Refugio Portillo founded rancho "La Nopalera"  and started producing Bacanora before the prohibition era. Today you can still find a stamp on the Ranch wall that reads: 

"Refugio Portillo & Domitila Moreno & sons founded this ranch La Nopalera in September 1905".

LC 1905 Production Process

Agave Angustifolia Haw plantation

Agave Angustifolia Haw plantation

Agave Angustifolia Haw plantation

Agave Angustifolia Haw plantaion part of bacanora process

The agave is planted in greenhouses for months and the transplanted to the mountains where it will reach maturity after 6 to 10 years.

Agave in the mountains

Agave Angustifolia Haw plantation

Agave Angustifolia Haw plantation

bacanora los cantiles 1905 making process

The agave is harvested with a small axe and machetes in the mountains and the carried out to the oven location by mule back.

Underground Oven

Agave Angustifolia Haw plantation

Underground Oven

bacanora 1905 los cantiles process of making valcanic rock oven

Is then slowly cooked in an underground oven lined with volcanic rock using a combination of mezquite and oak wood for a perfect balanced smokie flavor.

Juice Extraction

Juice Extraction

Underground Oven

the pine of the agave is placed on la cuba for bacanora los cantiles 1905

After a slow cooking process, the juice is extracted by placing the pine on top of a concave mesquite wood trunk called "La Cuba" and hit with the back of an axe, just like they did hundreds of years ago.

Age

Juice Extraction

bottle

bacanora los cantiles is aged in white oak barrels starting at 8 years for our añejo bottle

High quality American white oak barrels are used to age Bacanora. Eight months will stay in the barrel for our reposado and 16 months for our anejo.  

bottle

Juice Extraction

bottle

bacanora los cantiles 1905 tucson distilled spirit hard alcohol bottles

Hand Bottle by the Portillo Family using high quality hand made ceramic bottles.

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