Corte Vetusto, meaning ‘ancient cut’, is a celebration of the unison between nature and ancient craftsmanship. The mezcal is meticulously hand-crafted by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Diaz, a 4th generation Zapotec Maestro Mezcalero. The art of mezcal making is in his blood, passed down through the generations since his great grandfather, Don Mauro. Corte Vetusto mezcal is made the traditional way, based largely on centuries-old techniques, with no scientific equipment to rely on. Instead, it requires patience, a watchful eye and a skilful touch.

The range’s Espadin is made from cultivated agave and double-distilled in copper pot stills. It is a superb introduction to the range. The premium Tobala and Ensamble are made using wild agave, with first distillation in the copper still and the second distillation in an ancestral clay pot still. This unique process marries the crisp, bright notes from copper distillation with the more complex, earthy notes that come from clay distillation. They are all purposefully agave-forward, showcasing the magnificent variety of flavour within the plants themselves and the impact of terroir upon them. The mezcals are incredibly balanced, elegant and complex as a result.