All tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila.
Time to get rid of the taboo! They are both made of Agave, one grown in the Tequila Region and the other mainly in the state of Oaxaca.
Mezcal is the generic name for all spirits distilled from the agave. Technically, tequila is a form of Mezcal, more properly known as “Mezcal de Tequila”.Unlike Tequila, Mezcal can be made from 11 types of agave endemic to Oaxaca. This diversity produces a range of flavors similar to grape varieties in wine making.
Mezcal’s popularity is growing all around the world and there are even Mezcal Tastings.