10th May2011


by GoodFellasCigars

Mezcal the Up and Coming Star From Mexico

Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican holiday that celebrates the victory over French forces by the Mexican army many of you may have marked the occasion with shots and mixed drinks of Tequila, the unofficial party drink of Mexico and the Jersey Shore. But, have you heard of Tequila lesser know cousin Mezcal? Well, if you haven’t don’t feel bad. Mezcal is just starting to gain in popularity in the United States but, this should have happened long ago. Unlike tequila, mezcal has a wider range of noticable flavors most prominent among the different mezcals is smokiness but, is in no way confined to this favors can even be apple, mint, citrus, sweetness, vegetable, and even tobacco. With anything in the consumer world there are better products than others and this is also true with Mezcal. So, experiment, see which ones you like, and discover another beverage that can be paired with a good cigar.

Mezcals You may Like:

  • Los Nahuales (Espadin Reposado) – Flavors: chocolate, tobacco, orange, caramel, vanilla.

  • Del Maguey (Chichicapa) – Flavors: smoke, mint, citrus, earth

  • Los Amantes (Joven) – Flavors: apple, pepper, pear, smoke

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