I like good rum and tequila, but have only had the opportunity to try inexpensive cachaca (Pitu) and mezcal (Monte Alban).
I noticed a great deal of similarities in their flavor profiles, but the mezcal is very smoky and the cachaca sweeter - and though I found both hard to drink neat, there are some aspects which show some potential and could be good in a better brand. I mean if all the Scotch I had was J+B Rare I would not think very highly of it.
I was curious to get the thoughts of those with more experience with these two liquors.
I would also add that while I found the cahcaca somewhat similar to a fruity white tequila, there are some unusual flavors in it that reminded me of mezcal.