Mexican Whiskey Powered by Ancient Yucatecan Corn

More than a dozen distilleries across Mexico make the spirit. Of the 59 varieties of native corn in Mexico, nal t’eel is one of the oldest, having emerged in the Yucatán Peninsula some 4,000 years ago. It grows quickly, largely unbothered by heavy rains or drought — so robust that the Mayanscalled it “rooster corn.” […]