The Corte Vetusto Tobalá comes hand-crafted by fourth generation master distiller Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, and boasts 100% wild agave. This Joven (un-aged) mezcal stands at 42% ABV. It's a smooth effort that resulted from using a conical earthen oven with mesquite wood to cook the Tobalá agave. Volcanic stone ensures the product is milled before it ferments naturally. The spirit is finally distilled twice in both copper and clay pot stills for contrasting tastes to provide a complex blend.
An old Oaxacan proverb reads: 'Tequila is to wake the living, mezcal is to wake the dead'. Corte Vetusto certainly hope to wake more people to the possibilities of interesting, sophisticated mezcal.
Corte Vetusto mezcal is hand-crafted by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, a 4th generation Zapotec Maestro Mezcalero. The art of mezcal making was passed down through the generations since his great grandfather, Don Mauro. The name of the brand Corte Vetusto means "the ancient cut" and comes from an old story about a master mezcalero's desire to create a cut of mezcal so divine that it invokes the spirit of generations before him. That sacred distillation of earth, fire and history is the Corte Vetusto.
AROMA: Dried herbs and honey round earthy notes and old leather.
TASTE: Dried flower petals are present in a faint smoke, that makes for vanilla and ripe apple.
ENJOY: Sipping mezcal is enjoyed slowly and with friends.
- Maguey: Wild Toabala
- State: Oaxaca
- Region: San Pablo Villa de Mitla
- Cooking: Conical earthen pit
- Milling: Tahona crushed
- Still Type: First distillation copper pot, second distillation clay pot.
- Classification: Artisanal
- ABV of Mezcal: 43.5%