Mezcalaria - The Cult of Mezcal: Edition English / Español
Author: Ulises Torrentera
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Ediciones Farolito
Release Date: July 19, 2018
Ulises Torrentera has produced a comprehensive and thorough book regarding the historical and anthropological origin of mezcal in Mexico. Divided by distinct subjects; Agave, Pulque, and Mezcal. Torrentera delves deeply into the historical and cultural uses of agave beverages, quoting an archive of diverse references which tell the stories of early distillation in the country under colonial rule. To date, this is the only work that compiles and synthesizes scholarly, historical and mythological content about Agaves, Pulque and Mezcal. The reader will undoubtedly come away with a richer understanding of the cultural and ancestral history surrounding this mesmerizing spirit.
Mezcalaria, Cultura del Mezcal, The Cult of Mezcal, is an important contribution to the cultural history of agave distillation in Mexico. The word “Mezcalaria” is a welcomed addition to the lexicon of Mezcal. Torrentera is an artist and a visionary. Because of his effort, we gain the understanding that “Mezcal is for sacred consumption only; all excess is profane”.
We become believers.