The base for the mezcal is a single distilled Mezcal Espadín. The dried kernels of corn are toasted on a comal (clay, flat, wood fired pan for making tortillas) and placed in the still with the mezcal to infuse its flavor. The corn never ferments, it is strictly used as a flavor infusion, therefore the Mezcal Vago Elote is a 100% agave spirit. The batch is then distilled a second time, resulting in a clear joven mezcal with a subtle Mexican corn flavor.
Vago Elote has a nose full of smoky toasted corn and dry river stones. The body is sweet with wood tones and layers of honeycomb, green tropical fruit, and smoke. It has a prolonged finish loaded with mint and papaya.
This Mezcal still has hints of the Vago Espadin’s tough exterior, but it's revealing with a softer aftertaste that rounds the edges off the Espadin.