Mezcal is a specialty-based with an interesting production process and a long .
What is Mezcal?
Mezcal is aspirit made from any variety of agave plant, which is mainly found in Mexico. It is often associated with the other famous spirit, tequila; however, tequila is made specifically from the blue agave plant.
Mezcal is made from the ‘heart’ of the agave plant, also called as the ‘piña‘, which is cooked underground, in small, - for over three days. This slow process causes to the agave with a deep, , and earthen taste for which it is renowned.
Legally, thismust be made with 100% agave, making it for - and keeping it reassuringly free of artificial ingredients. It can only be made in allocated states in Mexico. Its alcohol content varies but can be as high as 55%. Like tequila, it may also contain , which some people actually eat.
As it can be made from over 30 different types of the agave plant, there are many different types and flavors. Mezcal production is a specialized, artisanal process that is reflected in its price. The companies producing and exporting the drink tend to be much smaller than those producing tequila.
- The majority of this is made from Espadín, and the flavor of this is most similar to tequila of all the mezcals.
- Tobalá mezcal is made from a rare and wild-growing variety of agave and offers interesting, rich and flavors.
- Like tequila, mezcal comes in a freshly distilled ‘Blanco’ variation, or it can also be aged in wooden .
- An of two to months makes a Reposado variation of the spirit.
- An aging of one to three years makes an Añejo.
There are a number of potentialbenefits of this artisanal alcohol when consumed in moderation. These include the following:
- Promoting better digestion
- Regulating sugar
- Lowering cholesterol levels
- Inhibiting the of
How to Drink?
There are many different ways tomezcal, including the following:
- Traditionally, in Mexico, this liquor is taken neat and at room temperature. Experts suggest that it is a drink to be savored.
- As a dry drink, it can make a good aperitif or be added to . However, this might be considered a waste of the intense and complex flavor by some.
- Common additions to neat mezcal include sliced lemon, or lime, ground-fried larvae, worm salt or ground .
Word of Caution: As with any headaches. Ensure your mezcal is from a registered and reputable distillery., consume mezcal in moderation to avoid side effects of intoxication, sickness, and