is made from the agave plant, often referred to as maguey. Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora, Raicilla are all mezcals.
Its production, pre-dates the Spanish Conquest.It is estimated that there are about 5,000 production facilities in the State of Oaxaca (where most mezcal is produced), less than 150 of which are members of the regulated association. Most are tiny mom and pop operations serving a local community and its hinterland, some produce the spirit for distribution in primarily the City of Oaxaca, and there are a handful catering to the export market. Read More