The New Tequila
Mezcal is a type of distilled alcoholic beverage made from the agave plant, which is native to Mexico. Unlike tequila, which can only be made from blue agave, Mezcal can be made from any type of agave plant. It is a unique and versatile spirit that has been enjoyed by the indigenous people of Mexico for centuries. Some even say the Spaniards brought the process of distilling Mezcal to the country over 400 years ago.
One of the reasons for its newfound popularity is the growing interest in artisanal and small-batch spirits. Mezcal is often made using traditional methods, passed down from generation to generation, which gives it a unique flavor and character. The process of making Mezcal is more time-consuming and labor-intensive than tequila, which adds to its charm.