Scorpion Mezcal

The Story:

Scorpion Mezcal is a premium double distilled quality Mezcal made in Oaxaca Mexico. There are six varieties, freshly bottled Silver, aged for 6 months Reposado, aged for one year Anejo and aged for 3 year Anejo (all aged in Oak casks). New in 2005 are special editions of Scorpion Anejo Reserva 5 yr. and Scorpion Anejo Gran Reserva 7 yr. (triple distilled) in French glass bottles. Each bottle is numbered by the master distiller.

A real Scorpion exo-skeleton is placed in each bottle.

 

Origins:

Scorpion Mezcal comes from the village of San Agustin de las Juntas, Oaxaca, Mexico. Mezcal has been in production for 400 years (it predates tequila) and is a traditional Mexican alcoholic beverage. Scorpion Mezcal is distilled from the finest agave varieties in a small artisanal distillery (this is called a "Palenque" by Mexicans). They use only agave, water and firewood to produce their mezcal. It doesn't get more natural or any better.

Mezcal is a distilled alcoholic beverage from Oaxaca, Mexico - official home of the best quality Mexican mezcal spirits. Like tequila, it is made from the agave plant. Mezcal must be 100% agave while Tequila need only contain 51% agave.

Mezcal can be made from many different types of Maguey agaves while tequila is made of one type, the Blue Agave. There are over 300 types of agave throughout the world. Different varieties of agave, all with different flavors, are combined to make Scorpion Mezcal.

Local Customs

Mezcal is a product that defines southern Mexico . It is held in high regard and used for social, ceremonial and medicinal purposes. A favorite saying “ Para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien, también” (for everything bad, Mezcal, and for everything good too). Salud!

Every year, Oaxaca City hosts an annual Mezcal festival. Visitors are treated to dance, music and Mezcal.

Did you know?

Scorpions have been on earth since before the age of the dinosaurs (around 400 million years). In certain Mexican Indian tribes, they are respected as a protector against evil and bad luck. Their tails are often seen in a Shaman's medicine basket.

Why a scorpion instead of the traditional worm? Douglas French, producer of Scorpion Mezcals states, “worms are for wimps.” By the way, the scorpion is FDA approved and non poisonous.

The Buzz:

If you haven't tried Mezcal, you're in for a treat. The taste is complex, more sophisticated than tequila. Mezcal is growing increasingly popular in upscale bars and restaurants, a sure sign of a hot trend.

Scorpion Mezcal has received many awards for its superior taste and high quality. Scorpion Anejo 1 Year was Spirit of the Year, Best Mezcal , Food & Wine Magazine Dec. 2003. Scorpion Mezcal products received awards and recommendations from the Beverage Testing Institute, the San Francisco Spirits Competition, and F. Paul Pacult –Spirit Journal.

And the kudos keep coming.

Serving Suggestions:

Scorpion Mezcal is a smooth flavorful spirit that can be sipped, straight like a fine cognac or a single malt whisky.

Scorpion Stinger
     (created by master mixologist Dale DeGroff, author of The Craft of the Cocktail )
  ¾ oz. Scorpion Silver Mezcal
  ¾ oz. Kahlua Especial (70 proof)
  cocoa powder
  dried chili powder
  Coat the rim of the shot glass with a mix of cocoa and dried chili powder.
  Add the two spirit ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well to chill.
  Strain into the prepared shot glass

SRP from $44.00

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