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60 { THE SOMM JOURNAL } JUNE/JULY 2017 { category report } Method and Madness Mezcal: by Jessie Birschbach PHOTO VIA THINKSTOCK In the midst of the current mezcal mania, most of us in this industry have come to know and respect mezcal as the mothership of Mexican alcohol. In fact, the word mezcal—meaning "cooked agave"— is used as a blanket term for any alcoholic beverage in Mexico distilled from agave, which of course includes her popular offspring, tequila. Without mezcal there would be no tequila.

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