Agave de Cortes Joven was made with 100% agave Espadin. It was traditionally produced by mezcalero Leoncio Santiago with a copper still in Santiago Matatlan. At 43% ABV, this mezcal could be either sipped or used in cocktails. This was the first release from the Cortes family that used cultivated Espadin. Given the success of the Nuestra Soledad brand, which also uses cultivated agave Espadin, the Agave de Cortes Joven mezcal is no longer produced at the same frequency as in previous years.