Mezcal Vago Elote is made by Aquilino García López at his palenque in Candelaria Yegolé, Oaxaca. The Elote uses the same Agave Espadín grown above Aquilino’s palenque in Candelaria Yegolé as the Mezcal Vago Espadín, but is infused with toasted corn.  It has traditionally been made for special occasions like weddings or baptisms.

The base for the mezcal is a single distilled Mezcal Espadín.  The dried kernels of corn are toasted on a comal (clay, flat, wood fired pan for making tortillas) and placed in the still with the mezcal to infuse its flavor. The corn never ferments, it is strictly used as a flavor infusion, therefore the Mezcal Vago Elote is a 100% agave spirit. The batch is then distilled a second time, resulting in a clear joven mezcal with a subtle Mexican corn flavor.  

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 Mezcal still has hints of the Vago Espadin’s tough exterior, but it's revealing with a softer aftertaste that rounds the edges off the Espadin.

51% abv

Size: 750 ml