What Is the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?

There's a never a day more suited than National Mezcal Day (Oct. 21) to wonder: What is the difference between tequila and mezcal? They're both made from agave, sure, but different species from different...

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good mezcals?

by vittus 14 years ago

I just tried my first Mezcal, "El Senorio" and loved it, but apparently it's not available in the U.S. Anybody have recs for similar tasty Mezcals. The only one I've found for sale so far is Don ...

Mezcal at El Agave SD

by kare_raisu 12 years ago

I tasted my first mezcal today with a oaxaquena friend at El agave. It was amazing: smokey, spicy and much more playful, lively than its tequila cousin. It was the single village artisanal mezc...

seeking mezcal!

by francesb 12 years ago

Hey all, just back from a month in Oaxaca (amazing food town, btw), and am seeking sources for mezcal in the city. i visited sergio's in sunset park, which probably has the widest variety of te...

Tequila & Mezcal Alert (Bottle Bar - Santa Rosa)

by Eat_Nopal 12 years ago

Cuervo Especial (100% Agave Azul) Tequila is only $18... this is a great price & product for Mixed Drinks & "weeknight sipping" They have a small, but solid selection of Tequila & Mezcal inclu...

Mezcal, New Haven- kid friendly?

by RCK6 12 years ago

Thinking of going to Mezcal in New Haven tonight with my friend and her toddler. Is the kid going to be a problem? What's the atmosphere like there?

Mezcal avail. in DC / Baltimore area?

by jadgreen 12 years ago

While in CA last year I drank some Mezcal at a somewhat swanky mexican place and it was SO delicious. Can't seem to find it over here, alas. Anybody know if this stuff is generally available as o...

Mezcal-New Haven

by cannedpoo 13 years ago

Just dropped by to report on my first and last visit here last night. I am not going to argue the fine points of authenticity-I personally don't care about that-being mainly interested in whether o...

Places to drink tequila, mezcal in San Diego

by kare_raisu 12 years ago

Beyond El Agave does anyone know of a place I can get some top-shelf tequilas, mezcals and maybe sotol in diego?

Mezcal Worms Are For Wimps!

by Eat_Nopal 13 years ago

My in-laws were in Hong Kong over the weekend and they spotted a Whisky with a SNAKE in a 1 Gallon Jug! They almost bought it for me... but decided it was too heavy to lug around. Anyway... any...

Tequila or Mezcal in Denver

by BarnNB 13 years ago

I will be in Denver next week and want to buy a decent bottle of Tequila or Mezcal to bring home. Does the Denver airport duty free have a good selection, or am I better off buying a bottle before...

maz mezcal

by chindu 15 years ago

is this place good (86th and 2nd)? I live closeby, and like the atmosphere and drinks, but the food seems so-so, especially considering the cost. maybe i am just ordering the wrong thing? Are th...

Mezcal's on Atlantic?

by Anne 15 years ago

Any thoughts/reviews on Mezcal's on Atlantic Avenue? I did some searching and found some very old posts saying it was pretty good (back in 1999!) - is this still true? I am helping a friend find...

Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms, Part II: Silkworm Chrysalises and Mezcal

by David Hammond 17 years ago

Saturday night, I had some old college friends and general lay-abouts over, and we were feeling bold, so we cracked open the can of silkworm chrysalises that Rene had given me a few weeks ago. The ...

Guess I’ll Go Eat Worms, Part II: Silkworm Chrysalises and Mezcal

by David Hammond 17 years ago

This post, which has been deemed insufficiently Chicago-centric, has been moved to the General Topics area (link below). Link: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/295475#1623958

The New Mezcal's in Park Slope

by George Lynch 19 years ago

Maureen and I had dinner last night at the new Mezcal's on Fifth Avenue (the one that just opened, between 6th and 7th Streets). We shared a quesadilla as an app and a fajita as a main course and ...

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