Mezcal Articles: Agave Archives

Blind Tasting: Agave Tobala Mezcals

This excellent Mezcal Reviews artice about my favorite agave Tobala mezcals really caught my attention and rightly so. It’s well written and fun to read. One point I especially appreciated that he made and I quote: Given all of the news from Oaxaca about the rarity of agave Tobala, you might think that Tobala mezcals […]

5 Types Agave Used to Make Mezcal

In this article by Food Republic entitled ‘Get To Know 5 Types Of Mezcal’ the writer Chantal Martineau does a fine job of explaining the 5 main types of Agave used in distilling Mezcal. Along with each type Agave discussed the writer also suggested a bottle of Mezcal made from that specific agave. Enjoy Espadín: […]

5 Most Common Types Of Agave Used to Make Mezcal.

Below are the major types of Agave commonly used to make Mezcal. They are based off of the type of agave used to make the drink. Espadín Easily 90% of all Mezcal is made from this type of agave. It grows in many different areas, both wild and farmed. There is no way to pinpoint […]

A Guide to the Agave Used For Mezcal

For those connoisseurs of Mezcal who choose their Mezcal by the type of agave used to make it Drinkhacker posted a great article just for you. The post is titled ‘A Field Guide to the Agave Used For Mezcal’, explaining in details the strength of each species of agave used to produce Mezcal. As the […]

Does Big Tequila Have It In for Small-Batch Mezcal?

A good and accurate article written by Chantel Martineau in Food Republic about Tequila verses Mezcal titled ‘Does Big Tequila Have It In for Small-Batch Mezcal?’ Here is a quote from that article: “Mezcal is easy to love. People are taken in by the history and heritage of it,” says Francisco Terrazas, brand ambassador for […]

Books on Amazon About Mezcal

We’ve done the research or I should say search for you. Here is a list considered good reading about Mezcal. Books Mezcal Amazon Here are some good books on and about Mezcal.

sal de gusano

sal de gusano. The phrase means “worm salt,” but it’s really caterpillar salt—with, yes, actual critters roasted & ground up along with chiles. Before pounding each shot, we wet our fingers, dipped them into the bag, & licked—to get an excellently bracing sensation of earthy, spicy seasoning, no more, no less. It’s also popular to […]

Names of Mezcal by Region

MEZCAL is the name given to any beverage obtained by distillation of fermented juices from an agave plant. Depending on the region, it has been given different names. In Sonora it is called Bacanora (agave potatorum o yaquiana); in Yucatán, Xtabentun; in Michoacán its name is Charanda (it can be identified by a sugar cane […]

Caution: It's said 'for everything there is Mezcal' but we add 'except for one thing' - getting drunk. Please drink responsibly. The most accurate and dependable book on living life at its fullest says 'wine (or Mezcal) makes the heart rejoice' and 'makes life enjoyable' (Ps 104:15; Ec 10:19) but overindulgence can certainly lead to harm (Pr 23:29-31)! If you drink at all please drink in moderation! (Quotes from NWT)