Sierra Norte Native Oaxacan Black Corn

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Sierra Norte // Oaxaca, Mexico

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  • Distiller Score

    86
  • Avg. Rating

    4.0
    4 out of 5 stars
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Sierra Norte is a line of Oaxacan whiskeys from Douglas French, the founder of Scorpion Mezcal, featuring native Oaxacan corn varietals. This is a single barrel expression featuring black corn, with a mash bill of 85% corn and 15% malted barley. It's aged for approximately 10 months in French oak.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    45.0
  • Other Whiskey
    A spirit distilled from a mash of grain(s) at less than 95% ABV, bottled at no less than 40% ABV. The product must have characteristics, taste, and aroma generally attributed to whiskey
  • Cask Type
    French oak

Tasting Notes

"The black corn expression from Sierra Norte is aptly darker in flavor than the brand's other releases. There's a bourbon-like sweetness to it, but also a bitter edge reminiscent of dark roasted coffee or dark chocolate. Roasty notes linger on the finish as well, making this the most robust in the Sierra Norte line. "

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