Microsoft Rewards Bing Homepage Quiz: Agave is also distilled to make what other kind of alcoholic beverage?
While tequila has to be made from the blue agave plant, dozens of varieties of agave can be used to make mezcal. By law, tequila can be distilled only in a handful of places in Mexico, while mezcal can be produced in many more towns and states in the country. That being said, most tequila comes from Jalisco state and most mezcal is from the state of Oaxaca.
Another way to look at it: Mezcal is not tequila, but tequila is a type of mezcal, just as scotch and bourbon are types of whisky. Mezcal and tequila have a similar flavor, although mezcal is often thought to taste more savory and smoky.
The correct answer is Mezcal.