Mezcal


Mezcal and Tequila are both distilled from the agave plant and produced only in Mexico. However, Mezcal is not a type of Tequila. By law, Tequilas can only be made with blue agave and only produced in the state of Jalisco while Mezcal is made from the maguey agave plant and produced mainly in the Mexican state of Oaxaca.  The maguey agave gives Mezcal a distinctively smokey flavor that is very different from Tequila.

If you looking for a worm in your Tequila, you are looking in the wrong place. The worm is in the Mezcal. The worms that live on the maguey agave were first put into the bottles as a marketing gimmick and remain there for that reason only. While the addition of a worm may give this unique drink a decidedly unrefined image, there are artisan  distilleries that produce complex and sophisticated Mezcal.

Del Maguey Pechuga Mezcal

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Del Maguey Pechuga Mezcal

Description:70cl / 49% – A legendary mezcal. 'Pechuga', as this mezcal is known, means chicken breast, referring to the chicken breast suspended inside the still in a basket of fruit during the third distillation.

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Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal

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Del Maguey Chichicapa Mezcal

Description:75cl / 46% – Del Maguey single-village mezcals are very rare and highly sought-after, having picked up the title of World's Best Mezcal at the World Spirits Competition every year from 1999-2002. This bottle of Chichicapa was made near Oaxaca.

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Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Mezcal

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Del Maguey San Luis del Rio Mezcal

Description:70cl / 47% – Del Maguey single-village mezcals are very rare and highly sought-after, having picked up the title of World's Best Mezcal at the World Spirits Competition every year from 1999-2002. This San Luis Del Rio is named after its village of origin and is from the 2002 vintage.

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Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas Mezcal / Bot 1998

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Del Maguey Santo Domingo Albarradas Mezcal / Bot 1998

Description:70cl / 48% – Del Maguey single-village mezcals are very rare and highly sought-after, having picked up the title of World's Best Mezcal at the World Spirits Competition every year from 1999-2002. This Santo Domingo is named after its village of origin.

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Gusano Rojo Mezcal

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Gusano Rojo Mezcal

Description:70cl / 38% – Gusano Rojo Mezcal is one of the most popular mezcals in Mexico, and is made with 100% agave. Named Gusano Rojo (red worm) after the 'worm' that is sometimes found on the Agave plants used for the production of mezcal.

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How to Drink Mezcal:

Because of the strong flavor it is best unmixed. It is not recommended to add water either. It is usually drunk straight as a shot with some salt and lime.

 

Recommendation:

La Fogata Anejo Mezcal

La Fogata Anejo Mezcal

This is an artisan distiller with a moderate price, a good reputation and a neat bottle.