Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: 100% Agave

Expand Messages
  • waljaco
    The generic name is mescal. Tequila is a mescal made from the blue agave and from a particular geographical area. Many varieties of agave can be used to make
    Message 1 of 11 , Jan 29, 2006
    • 0 Attachment
      The generic name is mescal. Tequila is a mescal made from the blue
      agave and from a particular geographical area. Many varieties of agave
      can be used to make mescal. Cactus is not related to agave and is only
      used in cooking or as a stock food.
      wal
      --- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Peggy" <rpk@g...> wrote:
      >
      > Hello Micio,
      >
      > There are people who are allergic to grains that drink 100% Agave
      and this
      > beverage can also come from Africa but cannot be technically called
      Tequila.
      > The official Tequila is only supposed to come from the town of
      Tequila. Our
      > biofuels president was a university-based research scientist for cactus
      > plants including Agave and Aloe. Because the plants were once
      affected by
      > disease, there was a scramble to produce the famous beverage and health
      > products based commercial cacti. As I understand the story, the African
      > market emerges as a safe guard to keeping cactus-based distillation
      viable.
      > When I go to purchase the cactus-based beverage for a certain person who
      > cannot drink whisky due to the grain allergy, I only ask for 100%
      Agave and
      > it makes no difference to me where that plant was grown.
      >
      > By the way, according to George, our biochemist, it is fairly simple to
      > distill cactus and there can be a number of boutique concoctions
      made from
      > different cacti for the adventurous distiller.
      >
      > Peggy
      >
      > Subject: [Distillers] Re: to miciofelice and other italians
      >
      > Ciao!
      >
      > I'm just back from some days of holiday spent in Mexico.
      > I learned that tequila can be "blanca" (young tequila), "reposada"
      > (aged for a while) and "anejo" (more aged).
      > Then I learned that (and I didn't know before)the "true" tequila has
      > written "100% de agave", otherwise is, mostly, 51% tequila and 49%
      > of sugar syrup . At least, I was told so.
      >
      > I learned also that the worm they put into the bottle of Metzcal is
      > a "sign of warranty" of the pure origin of the Metzcal.
      >
      > micio felice
      >
    Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.