Mexican Spirits You Need to Know Now

Mexico produces a wide variety of craft and artisanal spirits rooted in the country's traditions and culture. Ready to learn about a few of them? Let's get started.   

Abasolo Ancestral Corn Whisky 

The folks behind Montelobos and Ancho Reyes produce this 100% Mexican corn whiskey at the Destilería y Bodega Abasolo. The first-ever whisky of its kind uses non-GMO Cacahuazintle corn, cultivated for centuries by local farmers. Another first is using an ancient Mesoamerican cooking process called nixtamalization, never before used to create a spirit. 

El Tequileño 

Founded in 1959 by the legendary tequila pioneer Don Jorge Salles Cuervo, El Tequileño singularly focuses on craft and quality. Third-generation master distiller, Jorge Antonio Salles, oversees the operation, ensuring every drop of tequila produced is a celebration of passion and heritage.

Nixta Licor de Elote

Nixta Licor de Elote

Nixta Licor de Elote is the world’s only corn liqueur made from Cacahuazintle Maíz, grown in the high valleys and foothills of the Nevado de Toluca volcano. The resulting product is rich and velvety, featuring hints of roasted corn, caramel, and vanilla, along with the sweetness from the corn and piloncillo (an unrefined cane sugar traditional to Mexico).  

Ojo de Tigre Mezcal Artesanal

Unique for its blending of both Espadín and Tobalá, Ojo de Tigre Mezcal Artesanal features a smooth flavor profile that seeks to introduce a new generation to one of Mexico’s traditional spirits. 

Teremana Tequila

Teremana is a small-batch tequila founded by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Available in blanco, reposado, and añejo, the ultra-premium tequila features a fully mature and naturally sweet agave that’s slow-roasted in small traditional brick ovens and distilled in handmade copper pot stills at the Teremana distillery in Jalisco.