What to Look For on the Label

WHAT TO LOOK FOR ON THE LABEL

The Name of the Plant

A good mezcal will tell you the names of the agaves used to make the spirit. Espadín is the heartiest of the agaves and produces some of the best mezcal. Wild Tobalá, Tobaziche, Madrecuixe, Tripón, Verde, and Barril are other well-regarded agaves.

The Alcohol Content

By Mexican law, mezcal can vary from 40 percent to 55 percent alcohol.

The Region

Eight Mexican states can make mezcal, with Oaxaca being the leading producer.

Distillation

The bottle should say whether it was distilled in a clay or copper pot . Clay pots produce earthier mezcals, while copper makes for a smoother spirit.


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)