Attention Mezcal Enablers

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RSteve

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I made a grocery stop at Trader Joe's today. In the St. Paul, MN TJ's there's also liquor store. I picked up what appears to be TJ's mezcal house brand.
"Espada Pequeña Mezcal Artesanal is a private label product for the Trader Joe’s grocery store chain. It is produced by Benevá Mezcal, an industrial brand based in Oaxaca, Mexico. This mezcal is produced using Maguey Espadin. The cooked agave is milled using a stone tahona and mechanical shredder. It is distilled in copper."
I have not opened the bottle, as yet. The reviews I've read, post purchase, are not glowing. That may mean that I'll like it. It was about $21.00 750 ml.
 

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Have never tried Mezcal. I always thought it was just tequila under I different name, and tequila has never been my drunk of choice.

Perhaps I'll grab of bottle this weekend and give it a shot, what would be a good recommendation? Something easily available but not low quality.
 

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Back in the early 70's a friend was visiting Mexico and I asked him to bring be back a bottle of Mezcal - the kind that had the worm in the bottle. I was currently drinking Tequila and had heard about Mezcal, but there was none to be found in my area.

Well, I got the bottle - the label all in Spanish - and yes it did have the worm! Gotta admit though, it was harsh and nasty tasting. Burned like fire going down. I didn't even like it as a mixer. Think that bottle lasted for many years as I foisted it off on all and sundry company. Eventually the worm started to disintegrate and the skin flaked off. When that happened I threw the rest out. Never again!


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