We recently shared a list of the best new American whiskies, focusing on single malts, bottled-in-bond and leaders in innovation. Now, inspired by World Whiskey Day, we’ve expanded our horizons to include whiskies from around the globe. These don’t have to be the priciest, rarest or even newest—they’re simply the brown spirits that are moving us right now–and are all worthy of seeking out. 

Mexico Abasolo Ancestral Corn Whisky  

While at first the idea of Mexican whiskey sounds odd, the integral grain for bourbon — corn — was born from Mexican soil, and the country boasts hundreds of native varietals. Created by the team behind Montelobos Mezcal, Abasolo Ancestral Corn Whisky is being billed as the first-ever 100% Mexican corn whisky. 

Abasolo uses an ancestral non-GMO species called Cacahuazintle cultivated for centuries by local farmers in Jilotepec de Abasolo, which then undergoes an ancient Aztec/Mayan alkaline-cooking process called nixtamalization which promises to unearth

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