Re: 100% Agave
- 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.
--- In Distillers@yahoogroups.com, "Peggy" <rpk@g...> wrote:
> Hello Micio,
> There are people who are allergic to grains that drink 100% Agave
> beverage can also come from Africa but cannot be technically called
> The official Tequila is only supposed to come from the town of
> biofuels president was a university-based research scientist for cactus
> plants including Agave and Aloe. Because the plants were once
> 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
> 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%
> 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
> different cacti for the adventurous distiller.
> Subject: [Distillers] Re: to miciofelice and other italians
> 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