Mezcal, the forgotten sister of tequila, is growing steadily in popularity American bars. T
Mezcal vs. Tequila.
All Tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is Tequila. Tequila is a type of mezcal, just as Scotch and bourbon are a type of whiskey. The difference is that Mezcal can be made from any type of agave plant, while Tequila can only be made from one type of agave plant, agave tequilana. Hence the name.