See also: tequila, pulque
An alcoholic beverage distilled in Mexico from the roasted, fermented bulbs of plants of the agave family (as tequila is made). Mezcal, however, is principally made in the state of Oaxaca.
Randal C. Archibold.
Move Over, Tequila, It's Mescal's Turn to Shine.
New York Times, 22 July 2011, page A7.
Snapshot of the status of mezcal in 2011.
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