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Deep in Mexico, a small core of liquor iconoclasts is challenging the accepted wisdom that regal tequila is the country's true spirit by rallying round a quaff—mezcal, sometimes spelled mescal—that revels in its primitive traditions, its low-tech methods and even its quirkiness. Wine Spectator's Jack Bettridge explains.
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