Podcast 269 – “Inebriating Potions from Agave”


Guest speaker: Jonathan Ott


This is a talk that Jonathan Ott gave in September 2004 at the Mind States Conference in Oaxaca, Mexico.

From the program for Mind States 2004:

Jonathan Ott will give a talk titled “From Octli/Pulque and Xochioctli to Mezcal and Vino de Mezcal Tequila”.

The ethnopharmacognosy of inebriating pre-Columbian potions based on octli or pulque, wine of various species of Agave, with special reference to numerous inebriating additives; traditional foods and beverages made from mezcal Agaves; and colonial development of distilled mezcal from fermented, cooked mezcal Agaves. Finally, more recent development of Vino de Mezcal Tequila or Tequila, a regional type of mezcal brandy, from cooked hearts of Agave tequillense or blue agave.


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