Corte Vetusto Mezcal Tobala

Crafted with ripe tobala agaves using traditional methods and a unique double distillation method, this mezcal has won several awards, including a Double Gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2020.
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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.

Corte Vetusto Mezcal Tobala is crafted with mature tobala agaves that cook for 3 to 5 days in a rock-lined pit. They are then crushed using a horse-drawn tahona mill and transferred into open-air wooden vats for their 1 to 2 weeks of natural fermentation. The juice is then distilled twice: first in a 270L copper pot still, then in a 100L clay pot still. It is distilled to 84.8 proof, resulting in an elegant fruity and tropical profile with a touch of smoke and spice. The expression has won several awards, including a Double Gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge in 2020 and a Gold Medal (95 points) at the 2020 edition of the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

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Proof 84.8 (42.4% ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Corte Vetusto
Size 750mL
Red fruit, pineapple, and a touch of smoke greet the nose. The palate is equally fruity and tropical with additional earthy, mineral, and spice notes. The finish is long with fruit and gentle campfire smoke.
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