18 Apr 2017

What the heck is “Mezcal?”

What the heck is “Mezcal?”

Remember that REAL tequila is made from BLUE agave and only in very specific regions? Well, when those guidelines are not followed, what you have is Mezcal (Mess-Call). Made from the more common Maguey plant (a cousin to the blue agave), Mezcal has a smoky and much heavier taste to it. Almost like a Scotch. “The way you drink your Tequila and Mezcal matters. Drinking Tequila and Mezcal neat tends to be the preferred way for consumers looking for a healthier choice,” counsels Bertha Gonzalez-Nieves, co-founder and CEO of Casa Dragones and Maestra Tequilera.

OK…so we’re all curious about The Worm!

Simply put, the worm is a gimmick. It started in the 40’s to add a “hand crafted authenticity” appeal to sell cheap mezcal to tourists. It’s important that you know that real tequila NEVER (EVER) has a worm in it. When you see a worm at the bottom, THAT IS NOT TEQUILA, and it’s likely not even very good by Mezcal standards. If you just can’t resist the allure of consuming a fermented and preserved booze-worm, keep in mind that you will very presently be on-your-ass-drunk and likely vomiting. I don’t know the chemistry behind it, but that little worm is not ment for consumption. Try Bosscal Mezcal Joven

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