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emr454
01-18-2010, 14:29
What are your opinions on it? I saw it at the store last week and passed, due to lack of familiarity. I believe it is 100% agave, but to me it seems pretty bottom-shelf. Your thoughts/experience?

Eric

callmeox
01-18-2010, 14:40
I've always associated it with fun Friday nights and a horrible morning after.

Pro tip: If you get the worm, swallow it whole without chewing.

barturtle
01-18-2010, 14:42
Pro tip: If you get the worm, swallow it whole without chewing.

Even more pro tip: Really good Mezcal doesn't have a worm.

emr454
01-18-2010, 14:59
That answers my question right there!

DeanSheen
01-18-2010, 16:13
Horrible stuff.

I've only had about 4 Mezcals and I dont like the smoke.

Dr. François
01-19-2010, 17:35
In college, my buddy and I did a mezcal trip twice a year. We'd split the bottle, then split the worm. Monte Alban was my favorite, though it is like drinking a smokey cactus.
It's really meant to be consumed when you're ready to let go of your responsibilities and cause some serious damage to yourself and nearby property. One of the last times I did it, I threw up 9 times, and that was BEFORE we left for the party. The rest of the night was a mixture of hazy screaming and drunken arguing. I woke up near/in a bush.

Lost Pollito
01-19-2010, 19:36
Monte Alban...I'd say no. Plenty better Mezcal's out there. If it has a worm, and says ,"Mezcal"....I'd say avoid unless you seek out painfull headaches. :grin:

BourbonJoe
01-20-2010, 05:52
I've had Monte Alban and it is alright but my favorite is Cuzano Rojo. I can only get this in Mexico anymore. I was walking around Cancun with two bottles of it when a local came up to me and asked what I was doing with two bottles of "rat poison". Shows what I know about Mezcal. I like it however. Has a butterscotch finish.
Joe :usflag:

gblick
01-20-2010, 06:31
I hear that the Del Magueys are very good mezcals, but pricey.

doubleblank
01-20-2010, 06:56
Monte Alban is the Jim Beam White of mescals. But then I've never really been enamored with this category anyway.

Randy

barturtle
01-20-2010, 07:27
I hear that the Del Magueys are very good mezcals, but pricey.

Yes.......and Yes.............

Vange
01-20-2010, 09:22
If you like Elijah Craig you may like mezcal, but only the good ones. Bad ones will give you a 3 day hangover. Pro tip: Anything with a worm in it is CRAP!