Vago Mezcal / Elote Aquilino Garcia / 750mL
Made by mezcalero Aquilino García López in Oaxaca, Mezcal Vago Elote takes two Mexican staple products: corn and agave. It is produced from Espadin agave, and the 100% agave spirit is then infused with toasted corn. Traditionally, this type of mezcal would have only been made for special occasions. It contains all the hallmark smoky notes with a subtle toasted note from the corn.
"Vago Elote has a nose full of smoky toasted corn and dry river stones. The body is sweet with wood tones and layers of honeycomb, green tropical fruit, and smoke. It has a prolonged finish loaded with mint and papaya. This is a triple distilled Mezcal. Between the second and third distillations, Aquilino Garcia Lopez adds roasted corn from his farm. The roasted corn taste shines through to the finish. This Mezcal still has hints of the Vago Espadin’s tough exterior, but its revealing with a softer aftertaste that smooths the edges off the Espadin." ~Mezcalreviews.com