For nearly a thousand years, Monte Alb?n existed as an influential Zapotec center in Mesoamerica. It was here that Spanish conquistadors first discovered the local fermented agave drink called ?pulque.? From that native spirit, the Spaniards created ?mescal.? Monte Alban is named for the mountaintop settlement in Oaxaca, Mexico known for its agave plants, both cultivated and wild. Monte Alban Mezcal is made from 100% Espadin agave sourced from Oaxaca. Monte Alban Mezcal possesses a moderately smoky and salty character with a mildly fruity finish.