It seems Pernod Ricard are on a spending spree.
Hot on the heels of their Whisky Exchange purchase a stake in Mexican Whisky Abasolo is also gracing the enlarged portfolio.
Whether this will increase the diversity of drinks into the Irish market is yet to play out. Abasolo is not currently available in Ireland – so I picked this one up on a UK visit.
Made with 100% Mexican ancestral corn using historical techniques to boost the flavour – Abasolo piqued my interest from the very start.
The nose exudes a rich, sweet & enticing aroma of toasted corn.
An earthy wholesomeness with added savoury notes peeking through on the palate.
All wrapped up by a pleasing spiciness giving a warm feeling of cosy roastiness slowly fading away.
It’s not very often a whisky just grabs me but –
Abasolo was ‘abasolutely’ fabulous!
All photos authors own.