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Artisanal Smoked Mezcals

Corte Vetusto's Mesquite Smoked Mezcal is Twice Distilled

— July 18, 2017 — Lifestyle
Corte Vetusto's 'Mesquite Smoked Mezcal' uses Mesquite wood to inject a smokey flavor in the agave-based spirit.

Each batch is hand-crafted by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, a fourth generation master distiller. This Mesquite-smoked mezcal is made using only 'Agave Tobala' plants. This artisanal product is a great way to enjoy a piece of authentic Mexican culture without traveling south of the boarder.

To begin the production process, the agave is cooked with Mesquite wood chips in a conical earthen oven to impart a smokey mesquite flavor. The agave is then milled using a volcanic stone called a 'Tahona' which slowly crushes the agave until it reaches a fibrous texture. Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz then manually move the agave to an open topped, wooden vat for natural fermentation. Finally, this mezcal is double distilled in a copper pot and then a clay pot still before it is bottled.