Sierra Norte White Corn Whiskey
Brand- Sierra Norte Distillery
Type- Mexican Whisky
ABV- 45% (90 Proof)
Average Tequila Rating- 4
Sierra Norte White Corn Whiskey is a single barrel whiskey that has a slightly sweet and fruity aroma, with notes of vanilla and almond with subtle black squid ink. The palate has tones of green apple with a smooth cinnamon spice finish. The whiskey is comprised of 85% Oaxacan Heritage corn, 15% malted barley and aged in French oak.
Nose– Vanilla, almond, black squid ink
Taste– Green apple
Finish– Cinnamon spice
About Sierra Norte
In 1995, Douglas French founded Scorpion Mezcal in Oaxaca, Mexico. Scorpion has had success, but the agave plants were being overharvested and French wasn’t running at full capacity due to an agave shortage. In order to maximize his distillery he developed a recipe using traditional heirloom corn. In 2013 the Sierra Norte Distillery was born. The company currently produces three types of whiskies, Yellow Corn, Black Corn and White Whiskey.
Mexican Whiskey Reviews:
Tobin’s Review 4 out of 5
Sierra Norte White Corn Whiskey has a beautiful honey hue with aromas of almond, vanilla, raisin and slight wood. The whiskey has flavors of smoke, wood, raisin and a chocolate finish.
**Also, a splash of water or a rock nicely opens up this whiskey!
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