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One might be more known to the wider Spirit-enjoying public than the other but Mezcal and Tequila are both children of Mexico. And you can’t pick a favorite child, right?
Plus, all Tequila is technically Mezcal but not all Mezcal is Tequila. Let’s see porque, shall we?
The mighty Mezcal can be produced from many different varieties of agave; the list is at least 20 agave varieties long. Meanwhile, the famous Tequila can only be born from 100% blue Weber agave.
Most of Mezcal production is based around the city of Oaxaca and in some areas of the states of Guerrero, Durango, San Luis Potosi and Zacatecas. Tequila, on the other hand, needs to follow strict rules on the area of production but the two main Tequila regions are in the state of Jalisco: Los Altos (the Highlands) and Valle (the Lowlands).
We love them both and this bundle proves you can be Team Mezcal AND Team Tequila.
Due to the usage of Mesquite wood during production, Sierra Milenario Tequila Fumado (41.5% ABV) is a smoky premium Tequila. Made from 100% blue agave, obviously, this crystal clear sipper is triple-distilled, hence super smooth and rich.
Alipus San Andres Mezcal (47.1% ABV) showcases the best of what Mezcal can be. A bit of Cuishe agave is added to the mix for extra fruitiness and floral spiciness.
Made by Master Tequilero Arturo Fuentes, a celebrity in the world of Tequila, Cenote Tequila Añejo (40% ABV) is a tasty añejo that spent 1 year in American oak. It’s where the delicious oak and caramel notes as well as the rich amber color come from.
Appearance / Color
Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is filled with warm spices, vanilla, dense herbs, and wood resin.
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a rich, oily texture and blooms into a flavor profile of clove, anise, flamed orange zest, melted dark chocolate, and mixed woods.
The finish is long and earthy.