Mezcal is made from the agave cactus or ‘maguey plant’ (unlike Tequilla made from the blue agave) called the ‘piña’ and has been enjoyed in Mexico since the 16th century. After being crushed the piñas are left to ferment and the resulted liquid is distilled. Traditionally, every bottles of Monte Alban Mezcal contains an agave worm. Those worms live inside the agave cactus and are considered as a delicacy.
With a pungent nose of spice, wood and mineral aromas the palate is rounded and smooth with a peppery finish.