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mescal

Type

Agave-based spirits

Also known as

mezcal

Description

Generic for Mexican spirit produced from agave cactus, some very cheap, others produced using strictly traditional methods in tiny quantities, muy expensive.

Flavor

smokey and agave

Availability

Generally available. Produced and sold in Mexico.

Substitute

other agave spirit

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