The Wonders of Agave: Tequilas, Raicilla, Mezcals, and Sotols

Agave have been harvested from the arid "desert forests" of Mexico for over 9,000 years. Today, the genus is best known for the production of mezcal, which can be made from dozens of species, many still wild harvested today. Join NYBG ethnobotanist (and bartender!) Brian Hockaday to explore the history, biology, andtaxonomy of this fascinating clade, while tasting your way through the family tree! 21+

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