Mezcal

Mezcal (/mɛˈskæl/Spanish: [mesˈkal] (About this soundlisten)) is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any type of agave. The word mezcal comes from Nahuatl mexcalli [meʃˈkalːi], which means "oven-cooked agave", from metl [met͡ɬ] and ixcalli [iʃˈkalːi].

Agaves or magueys are found mainly in many parts of Mexico and south to the equator, though most mezcal ...

Mezcal (/mɛˈskæl/Spanish: [mesˈkal] (About this soundlisten)) is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from any type of agave. The word mezcal comes from Nahuatl mexcalli [meʃˈkalːi], which means "oven-cooked agave", from metl [met͡ɬ] and ixcalli [iʃˈkalːi].

Agaves or magueys are found mainly in many parts of Mexico and south to the equator, though most mezcal is made in Oaxaca. It can also be made in Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas, Michoacan, and the recently approved Puebla. A saying attributed to Oaxaca regarding the drink is: "Para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien, también." ("For everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.").

Whether distilled drinks were produced in Mexico before the Spanish Conquest is unknown. The Spaniards were introduced to native fermented drinks such as pulque, made from the maguey plant. Soon, the conquistadors began experimenting with the agave plant to find a way to make a distillable fermented mash. The result was mezcal.

Today, mezcal is still made from the heart of the agave plant, called the piña, in much the same way as it was 200 years ago.[4][8] In Mexico, mezcal is generally consumed straight and has a strong smoky flavor. Though other types of mezcal are not as popular as tequila (made specifically from the blue agave in select regions of the country), Mexico does export the product, mostly to Japan and the United States, and exports are growing.[9][10]

Despite the similar name, mezcal does not contain mescaline or other psychedelic substances.

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  • Rey Campero mezcal

    Due to its low sugar content, the wild boar maguey is rarely used for making mezcal. It is a maguey with a lot of presence in the southern highlands of the state of Oaxaca, mainly with a dry climate. It grows wild and its maturation time is between 15 and 18 years.

    105,00€
  • Rey Campero mezcal

    The size of the maguey espadín is 1.5 m wide and 1 m high on average. The one most used in Oaxaca for the production of mezcal, is the maguey with the greatest geographic presence in Mexico, whose morphological plasticity led to the description of more than 20 “species, the maturation time varies between 7 and 10 years.

    41,50€
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