Monte Alban Mezcal Con Gusano Tequila is a truly authentic Mexican spirit. Made in Mexico and distilled from the Agave plant using centuries-old traditions and techniques, each bottle contains the famous Agave worm. Mezcal is tequila's 'big brother.' Almost 500 years ago, Spanish conquistadors looking for a rum substitute began distilling an Aztec soft drink made from the Agave plant. They ended up with a premium spirit called mezcal. Monte Alban Mezcal Tequila has a pale straw hue and pungent spice, wood, and mineral aromas. A rounded, supple start leads to a smooth, medium-bodied, exotically peppery finish. It maintains high complexity with an earthy array of flavors. Enjoy!