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WHISKY REVIEW: Abasolo, Whisky of Mexico ($40)

by Andrew Chalk


If I said that I drank a whisky and asked you where it came from you might notice the missing ‘e’ (as in whiskey) and assume Scotland or Ireland. However, Abasolo is from Mexico. Made entirely of Mexican Cacahuazintle corn put through an ancient cooking process called nixtamalization that transforms corn into whisky.


The color is golden amber. The nose and palate has nuanced notes of roasted corn, honey, vanilla, chamomile tea, and leather.


Also in the picture is a cold brew coffee cocktail. Just one way to make a cocktail with Abasolo.


Widely available in the southwest.



Sample


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