The importance of corn in Mexican culture could not be overstated. And with the rightful popularity and the explosion of selection in the agave category, it seems reasonable to ask where the great corn based spirits are in Mexico. Casa Lumbre is answering the call with this whisky made from ancestral non-GMO Cacahuazintle corn that has been nixtamalized prior to being pot distilled and aged in ex-American Oak casks. The character and quality of the corn is what drives the flavor here with surprising nuance that reminds us just how diverse corn is and how unexplored its potential in distilled spirits remains. The gentle touch of oak lends a welcome but not overwhelming compliment of spice flavors helping to round out the profile. Notes include toasted hay, roasted chestnuts, white pepper, elote, butterscotch and almond extract.