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