Hey there, amigos!
Are you ready to learn about the latest drink craze? Let’s talk mezcal, baby! Don’t confuse it with tequila, ’cause mezcal is in a league of its own. We’re gonna explore its history, the difference between tequila and mezcal, the future of mezcal worldwide, and why Amigos Aotearoa is made for mezcal drinkers in New Zealand.
Mezcal has been around for over 400 years, so it’s a bit of a legend. The indigenous people of Mexico were the first to consume it for religious and medicinal purposes. Then, it caught on with Mexican farmers and miners as a source of energy and hydration. Mezcal comes from the Nahuatl language and means “oven-cooked agave.”
Tequila and mezcal are both made from the agave plant, but they’re like distant cousins. Tequila is only made from blue agave, while mezcal can be made from over 30 agave varieties. Mezcal also has a smoky flavor because of its unique “roasting” production process. Tequila, on the other hand, has a more earthy taste because it’s made with a steaming process.
Mezcal is the new kid on the block and it’s taking the world by storm. It’s unique taste, cultural significance, and artisanal production process have made it a favorite. But as it becomes more popular, there are concerns about sustainable sourcing and fair trade practices. Cue Amigos Aotearoa - our sustainable production creates an ethical collaboration between cultures, allowing a Mexican staple to be shared and enjoyed amongst Kiwi’s.
If you’re new to the mezcal game, don’t worry. Amigos Aotearoa has got your back! It’s made from 100% Espadín agave, which is the most common agave variety used to make mezcal. It has a smooth and mellow taste with hints of smoke and a slightly sweet finish, making it perfect for mezcal virgins. Plus, it’s sustainably sourced and ethically produced, so you can sip guilt-free!
So there you have it NZ - it’s time to try mezcal, baby! It’s the real deal and oh so hot right now. Amigos Aotearoa is the perfect spirit to kick off your mezcal journey, and who knows, you may just join us in becoming a mezcal maestro in no time!