Size750mLProof88 (44% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
This award-winning mezcal draws from the rich Zapotec legends as well as decades of experience. Crafted by 4th-generation mezcalero Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, it's distilled to proof and has an elegantly-balanced and complex profile.
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Corte Vetusto Mezcal Espadin is a small-batch spirit that is crafted with mature agave espadin. The piñas (agave hearts) are cooked underground for 3 to 5 days before being milled using a horse-drawn tahona mill and left to ferment naturally. Double-distilled to proof in 270L copper-pot stills, this unaged expression is bottled at 88 proof. The Espadin has won a Gold Medal and a Mezcal Trophy at the 2017 International Wine and Spirits Competition, a Gold Medal at the 2020 Bartenders' Brand Awards, as well as 3 awards at the 2020 Las Vegas Global Spirit Awards, including a "Best in Show".
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About Corte Vetusto
El Corte Vetusto ― "the ancient cut" in Spanish ― takes its inspiration from Zapotec legends. It is said that the god of thunder Cocijo struck the Oaxacan valleys with lightning, filling the air with the sweet and smoky aromas of agave. The local mezcaleros have been perfecting their craft for centuries, trying to recreate "the ancient cut" ― a cut of mezcal worthy of that moment, worthy of the gods. They go about it the natural way, as tradition would have it.
In charge of Corte Vetusto mezcal is Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, 4th generation mezcalero. He has been invested in the process since childhood, first watching his father learn the craft, then eventually taking up the mantle himself. The art, wisdom, and skill are in his blood, having been passed down from his great grandfather Don Mauro. Developing his own style over the years and leaving behind the life as an architect, Carlos heard the call of mezcal once again. Enlisting the help (and machete) of Don Santiago, they produce hand-crafted artisanal mezcal of the finest quality using traditional methods: harvesting by hand, slow-roasting in earthen fire pits, open-air fermentation in wooden vats, and double distillation in copper or clay stills.
Mezcal is a distilled spirit made from roasted agave plants between two days and two weeks, which gives it a distinct smokey flavor. What scotch is for whisk(e)y, mezcal is for tequila.
It can be made from different types of agave in different parts of Mexico, but most of it (60%) comes from the state of Oaxaca. Mezcal offers a large diversity of flavor profiles and ranges between 40 and 55% ABV.
Aromas of roasted agave, fruit, raisin, smoke, and burnt sugar greet the nose. The palate has agave, smoke, herbal, and savory notes. There's dried fruit on the long finish along with spice and a touch of butterscotch.