OJ's latest article for Bon Appetit answers all your questions about mezcal, from plant to production and explains why you should be wary of fancy bottles and celebrity brands.
What is Mezcal? travels to the heart of Mexico and provides an in-depth examination of the cultivating and distilling techniques that reach full flowering in each and every bottle.
Unlike tequila, which is popular and commonplace, the best mezcals are small batch products in the most literal sense, created by independent mezcaleros who's distilling techniques are the result of handed down traditions and ingenuity.
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