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mescal

1. a spineless globe-shaped cactus, Lophophora williamsii, of Mexico and the southwestern US Its button-like tubercles (mescal buttons) contain mescaline and are chewed by certain Indian tribes for their hallucinogenic effects
2. a colourless alcoholic spirit distilled from the fermented juice of certain agave plants
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Inside, however, the stained-glass windows and booths that resemble confessional stalls cast a reverent air, with bottles of tequila and mescal enshrined on the backbar serving as the main focus.
So it was like, 'Wow, why don't we do a place totally focused on tequila and mescal cocktails?
Tequila is made from Blue agaves grown in Jalisco and other delimited areas; most mescals are produced in Oaxaca (a total of seven southern Mexican states can produce mescal).
So mescals have a smokier flavor," explained Sweetman.
Certified mescals are all 100% agave; there are no mixtos; and they all must be bottled at the point of origin, not shipped in bulk.
In fact, Del Maguey produces superpremium unblended "single village" mescals, such as Chichicapa and San Luis del Rio.