The word mezcal, derives from the pre-Hispanic native Indian Nahuatl word mexcalli; literally meaning “cooked agave”. To qualify for the name ‘mezcal’ the distillate mix used to produce the final spirit must contain at least 80% agave; cane and corn sugar may make up the rest of the mix. Premium brands will use only 100% agave.
Mezcal can be made from a number of different species of agave, with Espadin being by far the most common. Most of the Mezcal is produced in the state of Oaxaca in the south of Mexico, with Santiago de Matatlan as the spiritual capital of mezcal. More Information on Mezcal.
Our mezcal range includes prestigious brands, such as Del Maguey, Pierde Almas, Alipus, Los Danzantes, Jaral de Berrio, Los Siete Misterios and Zignum. The selection is based around the popular Espadin agave, a close relative of the blue agave.