Mezcal is a related drink and is the older form of the name for tequila as well

Mezcal is a related drink and is the older form of the name for tequila as well

December 20,2010

A liquor made by fermenting and distilling the aguamiel (sap) of the blue agave plant. It originated around the town of Tequila, in Jalisco state, hence the name. The word has several meanings, including: wild herb place (lugar de hierbas silvestres), place where people cut (lugar donde se corta), or place where people work (lugar donde se trabaja).

Tequila is a Mexican product with Denomination of Origin, which means that no other country is allowed to produce it.

History of tequila:
Tequila is an alcoholic drink made in the arid highlands of central Mexico, from fermented and distilled sap of the agave (also called a maguey), an indigenous plant (a succulent, not a cactus). Archeologists say the agave has been cultivated for at least 9,000 years. ‘Tequila wine’ was first made by the Conquistadors, who distilled a native drink called pulque into a stronger spirit. In the 400 years following the Conquest, tequila has become an icon of Mexican nationality, pride and culture, recognized worldwide. Today, most of it is made in Jalisco state around the town of Tequila.

What is mezcal?
Mezcal is a related drink and is the older form of thename for tequila as well.
The name for the product made in Jalisco state was adopted in the late19th century. Technically, all tequilas are mezcals, which were also knownas mezcal wines and mezcal brandies before the name tequila became common.Today they are distinct products, differentiated by production processand taste, much the same way rye whisky and Scotch whiskey differ. Mostmezcal is made in Oaxaca state today, although some is also made in Guerreroand other states.

A mature agave has leaves 5-8 feet tall, and is 7-12 feet in diameter. It has a lifespan of 8-15 years, depending on species, growing conditions and climate. The name agave comes from the Greek word for noble. There are 136 species of agave in Mexico, of which the blueagave — agave tequilana weber azul — is the only one allowed for use in tequila production.

Several different species of agave are allowed for use in mezcal, including a rare wild species, tobala. Other agave plants are used for the production of various regional drinks like sotol, raicilla, bacanora and pulque.

•Page 2: Tasting and drinking tequila
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Tequila myths
No other drink is surrounded by as many stories, myths, legends and lore as tequila and its companion, mezcal.

•Tequila Myth #1: There’s a worm in tequila.
•Tequila Myth #2: All tequilas are the same.
•Tequila Myth #3: Tequila is made from cactus


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