Mezcal: Fusion of Two Cultures

Efrain Nolasco “El señor Mezcal™ ” explains that  Mezcal was born more than 400 years ago by the fusion of two cultures, the Spanish and indigenous. The conquerors brought with them the distilled technique.

Mezcal is made with any type of agave, in it’s process…

  • The head is baked in a earth oven.
  • It is smashed or ground to extract the juice.
  • Fermented naturally and carefully with existing natural yeast. No chemical products are added.
  • Distillation is also done naturally and carefully utilizing copper alembic eliminating the heads and tails.


“When you drink with measure, it lifts the spirits up, tames anxiety, stimulates imagination, erases resentments, accompany loneliness and makes the world better”.

Tequila is a Kind of Mezcal

No quarrel here. It is all in the family. Mezcal is known as “The father of tequila.” Since all tequilas are mezcal as a matter of fact, tequila was born as a mezcal made in the town of Tequila, which is located in the state of Jalisco, Mexico. From where it grew up to it’s world-wide success of today. So you could essentially say that “your best tequila is your best mezcal.”

The Worm

Worm in tequilaA bottle of good mezcal should never contain anything other than mezcal. No objects, nor any dead bugs.

Drowning a poor little worm inside a bottle of mezcal doesn’t provide a better taste, effect, nor provides a better quality. It’s merely a gimmick that seems attractive especially to the unaware first-comer or tourist.

Mezcal is a Distilled Spirit made from any kind of agave. Mezcal has a denomination of origin and must come from the following states in Mexico: Oaxaca, Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Guanajuato, Guerrero and Tamaulipas.

In contrast, Tequila is made with only one type of agave (tequilana weber) or Maguey Azul and is made in the Mexican states of Jalisco, Michoacan, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato, and Nayarit only.

Mezcal is artisan spirits, tequila is industrialized spirits.