Did you know that agave, or maguey, the plant that mezcal is derived from, is NOT a cactus, but is more closely related to the asparagus?
Or that there is a Filipino connection to mezcal?Read More
Mezcal has grown to worldwide fame, especially in the past 10 years. “Even in Mexico, the embrace of mezcal outside of its origin states came slowly. Gonzalo Goût, the 33-year-old co-owner and beverage director of mezcal destination Ticuchi in Mexico City, says, “For my grandmother, drinking tequila was something ranchers did. Then my mother and […]Read More
Along with the rise of mezcal in popularity worldwide has come the need to make sure its production is an ethical, sustainable practice. If you are interested in supporting sustainable practices, make sure to look into the brands you would like to purchase to see how they are produced. What is their relationship to […]Read More
Both are distilled alcoholic drinks from maguey made in Mexico. But tequila is only from blue agave, and is made in the Mexican state of Jalisco, while mezcal can be from thirty different species of maguey, and is made in several states – but most prominently in the southern state of Oaxaca. The most essential […]Read More