Celebrating 20 years of distilling success, Douglas French, Master Distiller of Scorpion Mezcal SA de CV and importers, Caballeros Inc., announce the release of Sierra Norte™ Native Corn Whiskies from Oaxaca, Mexico.
The Sierra Norte Mountains of Oaxaca Mexico, with their profuse flora, abundant wildlife, and crystal clear, flowing waters, support some of the world’s most treasured biodiversity. More than any other crop, corn embodies the life giving relationship between these ancient mountains and their inhabitants.
Descendants of the regions first farmers continue to grow over 35 native varieties of corn, carefully saving and replanting the best seeds from each harvest, as they and their ancestors have done for over 7,000 years.
Sierra Norte™ Native Corn Whiskies started with Master Distiller Douglas French’s passion to use different varieties of this ancient, flavorful Oaxacan corn to make a series of unique, outstanding whiskies. Each variety is distilled separately and matured in French Oak casks, so as to showcase its individual character and nuance.
The first expressions were sampled at WSWA in Las Vegas April 18-21 with very positive results. The expressions are Sierra Norte Black Corn Whiskey, Sierra Norte White Corn Whiskey and Sierra Norte Yellow Corn Whiskey, later to be followed by Sierra Norte Red Corn Whiskey. Shipment will arrive in the US in August 2016 and begin to be on store shelves around late August. First states allocated for supply are: New York, California, Texas, Ct, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Tennessee, Florida, Illinois.
Each of the Sierra Norte expressions is made from 85% native corn and 15% barley mash before they are aged for 8 months in French Oak casks. Suggested retails are $49.99 and $54.99.