We appreciate tequila, have tried mezcal and are sampling sotol. Still there is more to learn about Mexican spirits. Corn whiskey, for example, is a rarity. But now there’s one that’s new. Abasolo, El Whisky de Mexico, from Jilotepec de Abasolo, just north of Mexico City, is made entirely from heritage corn that has undergone nixtamalization, like masa. The 86-proof spirit — made in copper pot stills and aged in oak — is pale gold, has a toasty aroma and some honeyed sweetness that tames the alcohol. It’s excellent with a splash of pineapple juice and a squeeze of lime. Through Aug. 1, the profits from sales are being donated to Another Round Another Rally, a nonprofit based in Phoenix that supports the hospitality industry.
Abasolo Ancestral Corn Whisky, $39.99, astorwines.com.