The rising thirst for Mexican spirits continues as it’s introduced that Abasolo, the primary Mexican whisky to launch within the UK, shall be accessible from July. Abasolo is an ultra-premium whisky, comprised of 100% Mexican corn and created by the acclaimed distilling specialists on the Casa Lumbre distillery. Alongside this, a brand new corn liqueur named Nixta will even be getting into the UK marketplace for the primary time, and each spirits shall be distributed by specialist premium spirits importer and distributer, Mangrove UK.
Nick Gillett, MD at Mangrove UK stated: “There’s a deep fascination within the UK with Mexican tradition and as we put together to deliver these thrilling new manufacturers to the market, I’m certain adventurous and worldly whisky connoisseurs will welcome the possibility so as to add this world whisky to their assortment.”
Destileria y Bodega Abasolo, the primary purpose-built whisky distillery in Mexico and one of many highest on this planet at 7800ft, was specifically constructed to supply Abasolo. It was there that the co-founder of Casa Lumbre and famend grasp distiller, Dr Iván Saldaña, created the brand new drinks. Each the whisky and liqueur are derived from corn, the spine of Mexican culinary tradition; Saldaña looked for an area heirloom corn and after trialling many choices he found Cacahuazintle, which is domestically grown and 100% GMO free.
The spirits are made utilizing nixtamalization, a course of steeped in Mesoamerican historical past that has by no means been used earlier than in spirit manufacturing and is utilized to attract out the daring flavours of the corn. The centuries-old approach entails soaking and cooking the corn in alkaline resolution earlier than it’s washed and hulled, and the method unlocks the flavours and aromas of the traditional crops. Abasolo whisky is double distilled in handcrafted copper stills and completed in new toasted and used oak casks.
Saldaña stated: “We’re excited to introduce one thing really new to the world whisky class; traditionally whisky classification has been outlined by the normal Scotch, Irish and American identities, so we aren’t solely bringing to life a product that’s extraordinarily distinctive in style and course of, however we’re doing so by highlighting the wealthy heritage and tradition of Mexico.”
Abasolo guarantees a brand new style in whisky, and is described as beautiful and clean with tastes of roasted corn, toffee with hints of caramel and toast. It’s accessible to buy right here.
Nixta is an ancestral corn liquor, which provides a brand new flavour for cocktails and presents a stability between the candy notes of tender corn, and the toasted notes of roasted corn, vanilla and caramel. It’s accessible to buy right here.
23 June 2020 –