5 Mezcals Everyone Needs to Experience… with La Niña del Mezcal

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Most people can’t tell the difference between a single malt scotch and a Kentucky bourbon, let alone differentiate between tequila and the new hippest drink around, mezcal.

I sat down a while back with Cecilia Rios, otherwise known as La Niña del Mezcal and asked her to give me five mezcals everyone should try… besides her own Award Winning Mezcal from Santiago de Matatlán, Oaxaca, the birth place of mezcal.

After a lot of cajoling, here’s her list, in no particular order…

Tosba Espadin… made from 10-year-old maguey espadin, this is the classic mezcal…

Siete Misterios Arroqueño… partly made in clay pots giving the mezcal a more earthy flavor…

Fidencio Classico… another espadin mezcal from Santiago de Matatlán…

Marca Negra… from San Luis Del Rio, Oaxaca, Marca Negra makes the list for not only great taste, but one of the best bottles in the business…

Finally, number five is a pick ’em… try a shot of mezcal pechuga… for those of you that speak Spanish, you’ll know we are talking chicken breast here… still confused? Follow the link that explains this rare, expensive and as Cecilia told me, required mezcal for anyone serious about understanding this wonderful spirit.

Unfortunately you won’t be able to experience all of these mezcals here in the United States.  Due to various regulations around the country, both state and federal, our supply here is limited.  That means one day you’ll have to get on a plane and visit My Mexico.

I’ll be waiting for you!

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