The gastronomy of Oaxaca will never cease to surprise us, from the most traditional dishes to the most innovating dishes, there is food and drinks for all tastes. Today I will tell you about an emblematic drink of Oaxaca and México: THE MEZCAL.
WHAT IS MEZCAL?
The mezcal is an distilled alcoholic drink made from maguey, the mezcal can be done from 30 different species of maguey. The most used is the agave agustinfolia also known as Bacanora.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MEZCAL AND TEQUILA?
As I mentioned, mezcal can be done from 30 different species of maguey, while the tequila is only done from blue agave, other difference is that tequila is only made in Jalisco and mezcal is made in several states.
The most important difference is in the production, because the maguey used to do mezcal is roasted, this gives it the ¨smoky¨ essence it is famous for.
WHAT STATE PRODUCES MORE MEZCAL?
Oaxaca is the major productor, it has more than 60% of the volume of exportation from the total of liters in U.S. and 90.1% of the total production of México.
WHERE TO SEE THE ELABORATION OF MEZCAL AND OBVIOUSLY TAKE THIS DRINK?
DO YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT MEZCAL?
If your answer is yes, visit Xcalli.com is the ultimate page to know about places, tours, restaurants, bars and a lot more about mezcal.
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