This original form of tequila comes from the Mexican region around the city of Oaxaca and some other regions. The name Mezcal means "house of the moon" in the language of the locals.
This 40% vol. strong spirit, unlike Tequila, is made only from the Blue Agave. Due to the storage in wooden barrels the taste and the appearance differ more strongly than with a typical Tequila.
There are three different stages depending on how long the tequila is stored:
- Joven: clear (white) Mezcal, which was stored only for a short time (less than two months) or not at all.
- Reposado: light yellow colour and storage period in wooden barrels of at least 60 days.
- Añejo: golden yellow tequila aged for at least one year in wooden barrels with a maximum capacity of 350 litres.
In some Mezcal bottles there are special butterfly caterpillars, which has less to do with taste than with marketing.
*regular prices = former selling prices