Sierra Norte Native Oaxacan White Corn
Sierra Norte // Oaxaca, Mexico
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 white corn, with a mash bill of 85% corn and 15% malted barley. It's aged for approximately 10 months in French oak.
Other WhiskeyA 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 TypeFrench oak
"The arrival of new whiskeys from Mexico is an exciting development. This white corn whiskey is pleasantly sweet with a touch of fruity esters, with subtle notes of vanilla, pecan, and hazelnut. It has a bit of astringency to it and a healthy heat at 90 proof. This whiskey is ready to drink now, but also piques interest in what else may come from the distillery and the broader region."