All About Bacanora!
What is Bacanora?For all intensive and cultural references, Bacanora is the “mezcal” from the state of Sonora. Located in the northwest region of mainland Mexico, the production of “mezcal” or any other distillate was illegal in the state of Sonora until the year 1992 due to prohibition. While most production is similar to artesanal mezcal the rules and regulation for the production of Bacanora are based upon that of Tequila. Written in 2004 and yet to be updated, NOM-168 states that Bacanora mu …
Jul 16th 2021
Mezcal Categories: What defines Ancestral, Artesanal, & Mezcal!
As the category of mezcal has boomed, so have brands, styles, producers, and regions. It can be a bit confusing and a bit overwhelming. One of the biggest questions that we get there at Old Town is what is the difference between “ancestral”, “artesanal” and just “mezcal”.“Mezcal” is a Spanish word that comes from the Nahuatl word “mexcalli” which is combination of “métl” for agave and “ixcalli” which means cooked. So Mezcal = cooked agave. For thousands of years, people have been eating cooked a …
Aug 1st 2020