Another exceptional Mezcal from Corte Vetusto — this time an Espadin with a deep, smoky profile.
As a boy, Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz watched his father make Mezcal. But he left the agave fields to study building design, eventually becoming a professional architect in Mexico. But, as he tells the tale, the voices of his ancestor and heritage called to him from the fields and he returned to become the fourth generation of Mezcaleros in his family. His brand — Corte Vetusto — means "ancient cut" and speaks to the spiritual connection to the ancient art of Mezcal.
It’s impossible to over-emphasize the incredible attention to detail and quality in making Corte Vetusto Mezcal Espadin. The Espadin agave plants are collected using hand tools and slow-roasted in a conical, earthen oven for three to five days using mesquite wood. Then the piñas are slowly crushed using a tahona made of volcanic stone and naturally fermented in wooden vats. The Spirit is then double-distilled in 250L copper pot stills. And since Juan Carlos wants you to taste the full flavor of his signature Spirits, it is bottled at 44% ABV. It has won the Mezcal Trophy & Gold Outstanding at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in 2017, the Gold Medal for Taste at the Bartenders' Brand Awards in 2020, and Platinum Medal,"Best in Show" & "Best White Spirit" at the Las Vegas Global Spirits Awards in 2020.