An alcoholic beverage made from agave in the state of Sonora, Mexico, named for the town most involved in its manufacture. It is a type of traditional mezcal. The Mexican government made bacanora a controlled appellation in November 2000; the agave from which bacanora is made must have been grown in Bacanora, Sahuaripa, Arivechi, Soyopa, San Javier, Cumpas, Moctezuma, San Pedro de la Cueva, Tepache, Divisaderos, Granados, Huásabas, Villa Hidalgo, Bacadéhuachi, Nácori Chico, Huachinera, Villa Pesqueira, Aconchi, San Felipe de Jesús, Huépac, Banámichi, Rayón, Baviácora, Opodepe, Arizpe, Rosario de Tesopaco, Quiriego, Suaqui Grande, Onavas, Yécora, Álamos, San Miguel de Horcasitas, Ures, Mazatán, or La Colorada.
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