Tequila Mezcal is a little different from your ordinary tequila. Mezcal can be made with any of the eight approved kinds of the agave plant, unlike regular tequila which is only made of blue agave. Mezcal has a noticeably smoky flavor like the aged tequilas but with more of a twist in the way it’s produced.
Traditionally, mezcal is home-grown by small-scale producers in Mexico. A small town of mezcal production can contain as many as a dozen production houses, called fabricas or palenques. Each of these houses use mezcal production methods that have been passed down from generation to generation, some using the same techniques practiced for over 200 years.
The mezcal production process begins with the harvesting of the plants, extracting the pina, or heart of the plant, by cutting off the plant’s leaves and roots. The pinas are then cooked for about three days, often in pit ovens, which are just pits of hot rocks. This underground roasting technique gives mezcal its fierce and original smoky flavor. These pinas are then crushed and mashed and then left to ferment in large barrels with water added to them.
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