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Staff Pick

Mezcal Vago Elote

Item # 29165 750mL
$59.99/ Single Bottle
$359.94/ Case of 6
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Region
ABV
50.20%

Video Tasting Notes


Tasting Notes

A very rare and unique mezcal, even by mezcal standards, and the first of its kind to make it across the border. To produce this unforgettable spirit, Aquilino Garcia Lopez infuses his espadin mezcal with roasted sweet corn for a week and then distills it for a third time. The result is intoxicating, with notes of rich, smoky sweet corn, tropical fruits, vanilla, earth, and smoke. This is what great mezcal is all about. Limited.


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Staff Pick Notes

I worked for a few years in a tiny Brooklyn trattoria that specialized in Venetian foods. The chef made a seasonal tortelli, and every late summer and fall she would stuff the little tender pastas with sweet corn puree and mascarpone cheese and dress them with brown butter and fried sage leaf. You'd take a bite and suddenly feel content with the collective achievements of all of humanity. In Vago Elote, mezcalero Aquilino Garcia Lopez uses roasted sweet corn between the second and third distillation. Capping off the aromas of tropical fruits, wild mint and gentle smoke is the hedonistic granddaddy of holy maize essence. Whether its Venice or Oaxaca, experiences like these make you wonder what summit of human ingenuity, art and culture is left to climb.

- JAM

Pairing Advice

Perfect with grilled corn, vegetables, and stone fruits, this is a very rare and unique mezcal, even by mezcal standards, and the first of its kind to make it across the border. To produce this unforgettable spirit, Aqulinio Garcia Lopez infuses his espadin mezcal with roasted sweet corn for a week and then distills it for a third time. The result is intoxicating, with notes of tropical fruits, vanilla, earth, and smoke.