Welcome to the wild world of mezcal. The 100% Espadin agave 92 proof mezcal from Alacran is a great entrance. Made from the most common agave in mezcals, the espadin, this particular bottle has a unique smokey complex flavor that you catch yourself thinking about even as its extra bold rush is flying through your mouth like the scorpion, or rather alacran, that is on the front of the ultra classy all white soft touch bottle. Just holding that bottle makes you want to drink more of the Oaxaca born brew. You would do well to have a bottle of this in your home bar. You can even use it to explain that the difference between mezcal and tequila is that tequila can only be made from the blue agave, whereas mezcal can benefit from the many flavors of as many as 30 different agaves. That will no doubt lead to a passionate discussion of which is better and many drinks to prove the point. A bottle will run you about $45.