Mezcal is a type of alcoholic beverage made from the heart of the agave plant, commonly found in Mexico. It has a smoky and earthy flavor, often compared to tequila, but with more depth and complexity. Unlike tequila, mezcal can be made from over 30 different varieties of agave, each with their own unique flavor profile. Mezcal can be enjoyed straight, as a cocktail ingredient, or in traditional Mexican dishes. It is also traditionally made in small batches using traditional methods, resulting in a unique and authentic taste.