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Respectfully, the following statement is not accurate: " Distilling the sticky substance yields tequila or mezcal, while fermenting it produces the lesser-known drink pulque."

Tequila and mezcal are both made from the cooked heart of the agave plant, not the “sticky substance” (sap). Tequila/mezcal and pulque are made from different parts of the agave.

Hey David. Good eye! Thanks for spotting that. I just updated. PS: Your lovely Museo del Pulque piece is going up in one second. I wish I knew about this one when I was in Mexico City. Sounds great!

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