A Wide Selection of Tequila and Mezcal is available to our customers.
The difference between Tequila and Mezcal. Many people in Australia still think has a worn in it’s bottle, WRONG!. Tequila is made out of 1 Agave plant (Blue Webber Agave) named after the German botanist that came to Mexico in the XIX century. Mezcal can be made from as many as 22 different types of Agave plants. Tequila can only be produced in the states of Jalisco (the most important region), Guanajuato, Nayarit & Colima. Mezcal can be produced in other regions of Mexico like Oaxaca (the most popular), Guerrero, these 2 states were the most important and only states were Mezcal was made, but now it can be made in the states of Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Guanajuato and Michoacan. The tradition of adding a worm into the Mezcal bottle came from Agave plant in Oaxaca, which was first done by 2 botanist named Andres Paniagua and Jacobo Lozano, creators of Gusano Rojo and Dos Gusanos, some 60 years ago. Also and very important the Agave plants that are used to make Mezcal are cooked over coals in a pit, that’s why it acquires a strong smoky flavours, it can be aged in oak barrels but for up to 6 months. Tequila is “cooked” in brick ovens but the cheap brands use big “pressure cookers”, then once cooked it’s crushed mixed with pure water then fermented. Most tequilas do double distillation but some do it three times, the “blanco or silver” tequila goes straight to the bottle, to get Reposado they “rest” the product in American oak barrels for 6-12 months and up to 3 years to be called Añejo (aged). Now some producers are waging Tequila up to 5 years and it’s called extra añejo.