Abasolo Corn Whisky
Made in Mexico using ancestral Cacahuazintle corn, this whisky delivers a light and smooth palate with plenty of vanilla notes derived from its ageing in virgin oak casks. Like all good whiskies, Abasolo corn whisky is distilled twice in copper pot stills for extra complexity.
This spirit is truly unique, Cacahuazintle corn has been cultivated and passed down for more than 200 generations. Not only that, the corn is prepared for ditillation using the nixtamalization technique. This technique has been fundamental in all aspects of food preparation involving corn for more than 4000 years in Mexican cuisine.
Destilería y Bodega Abasolo is the first and only Mexican distillery built from the ground up and dedicated since its inception to capturing the millenary Mexican culture of corn in whisky.
Abasolo distillery is located in the heart of Jilotepec, in Central Mexico at an altitude of 7,800 feet, making it one of the highest distilleries in the world. Located on a property that was originally used for planting and drying corn, the distillery consists of restored old buildings namely a stable, cellar, and farm house along with a modern architectural structure inspired by traditional corn storage systems called "sincolotes”. Every element of the Abasolo distillery is meant to reinforce and reinvent the ancient tradition and contemporary craft that is part of the Abasolo whisky-making process and inherent in contemporary Mexican culture.
The distillery employs local workers from Jilotepec and other neighboring municipalities, training them in the corn trade and whisky production and contributing to the local economy.