It’s not that tequila isn’t important anymore but it got really boring compared to its junkyard dog cousin – mezcal. Mezcal isn’t necessarily more rough n’ tough by definition, but before I get into that, wouldn’t it be better if dogs explained it?
Mezcal is that parent classification that tequila is within; tequila is a very specific type of mezcal. Mezcal is for bartenders & bartrenders, so if you don’t like it, no big, I bet a lot of the cool kids can’t tell when it’s shit or shinola either. Traditional mezcal is going to have a very aggressive flavor due to its, well, traditional method of production. But, if the base level gnar-gnar, acidic, smoky, astringent or oily spirit is your jam, you’ll find infinite options in single varietal expressions of all ages, terroirs and distillation styles. Fuck conformity.