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I am a self proclaimed coffee addict and Executive Director of a non profit missions agency working primarily in the Mexican cities of Oaxaca, Guadalajara, and Ensenada. I've been married for over 30 years to Chelle, and we have one grown son, Joseph, a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

5 Mezcals Everyone Should Experience... from La Niña de Mezcal...

Most people can't tell the difference between a single malt scotch and some Kentucky bourbons, let alone differentiate between tequila and mezcal, two of the most popular spirits to come out of Mexico.

I recently sat down with La Niña de Mezcal, Master Mezcalera, Cecilia Rios and asked her to give me five mezcals everyone should try... besides her own Award Winning Mezcal from Matalán, Oaxaca.

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 Matalán...

Marca Negra... from San Luis Del Rio, Oaxaca, Marca Negra makes the list for one of the best bottles in the business...

Finally, number five is a pick 'em... try a shot of mezcal pechuga... for those 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.

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Comments on "5 Mezcals Everyone Should Experience... from La Niña de Mezcal..."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:08 AM) : 

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Blogger Dave Miller said ... (9:06 AM) : 

Anon... we've been through this before... when you can comment like an adult, your comments will stay posted...


Blogger dmarks said ... (8:23 AM) : 

Learn a word every day: Mezcal is the one for now.


Blogger Dave Miller said ... (9:00 AM) : 

Dmarks, it's great stuff... strong so as we say in Mexico... drink responsibly!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:11 AM) : 

I recommend everyone to try all sorts of mezcales, and once you have you will be knowledgable enough to know that La Nina and most of the recommend mezcales are average... Marca (formerly Mano) Negra y Siete Misterios Arroqueno are the better of the ones listed.


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