Cheers: How Mezcal Is Made (Video)

In this episode of the Popular Mechanics series “MADE HERE,” we head to Mexico to learn about the heart and soul that goes into making mezcal.

Mezcal can be a relaxing afterwork beverage or a lively mixer for a party cocktail. For Luis Jaime Pérez Sánchez, the spirit is a symbol of decades of sweat and passion.

“We are the fourth generation on both my father’s side and my mother’s side,” he tells Popular Mechanics. “Thanks to the production of mezcal, my family is united. And it is a very good thing because not all families have the fortune to dedicate themselves to the same thing and be united.”