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Learn about Tequila & Mezcal

From the agave fields to the aging process and the difference between tequila and mezcal, explore the traditions and tastes that define these beloved Mexican spirits.

Tequila vs. Mezcal

All tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila. So, what’s the difference between tequila and mezcal? Basically mezcal can use any type of agave plant in its production, while tequila can only be produced with blue Weber agave plant.

TequilaMust be made with blue Weber agave.
Flavor is sweet, rich and fruity due to oak aging.
Produced in only five states of Mexico with Jalisco, where the town of Tequila is located, chief among them.
Agave is steamed, then distilled two to three times in copper pots.
MezcalMade from a variety of agave species, the most popular being espadín.
Flavor is smokier with botanical and tropical notes.
Produced in several states of Mexico with Oaxaca chief among them.
Agave is smoked, then fermented and distilled in wooden or earthenware vessels.

Ready-To-Drink Cocktails or Cocktails to Craft

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