About Tequila and Mezcal November 22, 2018 – Posted in: Tequila and Mezcal
Tequila is an authentic spirit, made from plants called agaves, in the region of Jalisco, Mexico. Tequila is the result of cooked agaves, juiced, fermented and distilled. Some Tequilas are rested (reposado) or aged (anejo) in oak casks.
It’s important to drink 100% blue agave Tequila, as they are many drinks called Tequila that are simply flavoured alcohol, not our cup of tea (100% de agave is often mentioned on bottles). In the recent years, quality Tequila is seducing more and more aficionados around the globe.
At Cerbaco we represent sipping Tequilas from all categories and regions. We also represent a unique selection of old vintage Tequilas, with a total of 12 different Tequilas on our portfolio. We thank our producers for their amazing products and trust in our work.
The altitude and harshness of climate reduces the yield but improves strongly the complexity and length of the Tequilas. Ours are from unusually high growing areas.
Mezcal is a Mexican spirit, made from plants called agaves, and is similar to Tequila. Mezcal is the result of cooked agaves, juiced, fermented and distilled. Some Mezcal are rested (reposado) or aged (anejo) in oak casks. A simple comparison to differentiate Mezcal and Tequila is to say Mezcal is to Tequila what Islay whisky is to Scotch whisky. Also, the regions of production are different as well as the varieties of agaves used in their production:
Mezcal is made in Oaxaca from Espadin or other types of agaves.
Tequila is made in Jalisco mostly from Blue Webber agaves.
At Cerbaco, we represent two brands of Mezcal recognised for their high quality, with a total of 5 different Mezcals on our portfolio.