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