Abasolo Ancestral Corn Mexican Whisky
Staff Pick

Abasolo Ancestral Corn Mexican Whisky

Item # 42390 750mL
$39.99/ Single Bottle
$239.94/ Case of 6
ABV
43.00%
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Tasting Notes

The importance of corn in Mexican culture could not be overstated. And with the rightful popularity and the explosion of selection in the agave category, it seems reasonable to ask where the great corn based spirits are in Mexico. Casa Lumbre is answering the call with this whisky made from ancestral non-GMO Cacahuazintle corn that has been nixtamalized prior to being pot distilled and aged in ex-American Oak casks. The character and quality of the corn is what drives the flavor here with surprising nuance that reminds us just how diverse corn is and how unexplored its potential in distilled spirits remains. The gentle touch of oak lends a welcome but not overwhelming compliment of spice flavors helping to round out the profile. Notes include toasted hay, roasted chestnuts, white pepper, elote, butterscotch and almond extract.


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Staff Pick Notes

It's not everyday that something this unique hits our shelves. From the same folks that brought Ancho Reyes to the world, this is made at Destilería y Bodega Abasolo, the first distillery dedicated to the production of whiskey in Mexico. While Mexicans drink plenty of whiskey (second only to tequila), nearly all of it comes from the US or the UK, so it was high time for a high quality homemade product. And high in quality it is! While American bourbon is also mostly made from corn, the corn flavor is much more pronounced here in the best way possible. Notes of creamy roasted corn dance with subtle flavors of vanilla, almond, and warming spices. Best enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in an Old Fashioned, this is a delicious tribute to corn from the country that knows and loves it as much as anyone.

- MM

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