Mezcal and its origins
A STEP AHEAD OF TEQUILA!
Mezcal and Tequila are made of the same plant, except that Tequila, the younger sibling, comes from the state of Jalisco and Mezcal comes from the state of Oaxaca. Ancient Zapotec and Mixtec civilizations produced Mezcal as part of their rituals. It was drunk by priests to get them closer to the gods during religious ceremonies. While Tequila is industrialized, Mezcal is manually processed & naturally fermented (no chemicals added).
Embedded into the mountains in the arid area of Oaxaca, Mexico, the best Blue Agave is born. The farmers of San Juan del Rio work very hard to harvest the Agave after the plant reaches full maturity, 7 to 8 years. Once it is harvested, the agave hearts are slowly baked in a wood burning oven and then double distilled in a pot, the old fashioned way, to increase the flavor.