More information about Siglo Cero Pox
Siglo Cero Pox is a traditional spirit from the Mayan culture. Pox (pronounced "posh") is distilled from corn, wheat and sugar cane and is similar to the production of tequila and mezcal. Among the Mayans ("Maya" is a collective term for the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica), pox was and is mainly used for ceremonial purposes and festivals.
Siglo Cero Pox is a Mexican brand and is produced in the Chiapas region, where pox is particularly popular.
Siglo Cero Pox tastes sweet and is also reminiscent of corn, freshly baked bread and freshly squeezed sugar cane juice. Some spirits experts say of pox that it is like a mixture of very light whisky, grappa and rum. If that doesn't sound exciting.
Background of Pox
Pox has its origins in Chiapas and is attributed to the Tzotzil-Mayas. The liquor was and is also considered a symbol of resistance by the first inhabitants of Mexico, who fought back against the Spanish soldiers and missionaries. Above all, against their spirit being misused for other purposes.
Recently, however, pox has been enjoying a triumphant rise in the bar and cocktail scene. In Mexico in particular, it is increasingly becoming a trendy spirit. Nevertheless, Siglo Cero Pox, for example, is still very difficult to buy. It is also only 6 years ago that the sale of pox was also permitted in the state of Chiapas. Since then, pox has spread to California, Texas, Nevada and Washington, but is certainly only just beginning to spread among connoisseurs.