Monte Alban is named for a mountaintop settlement in Oaxaca, Mexico known for its agave plants, both cultivated and wild. The worms lives in the agave plant and are hand-harvested during the rainy summer season. They are stored in mezcal, drained and sorted, and placed in bottles near the end of the process. The worm is what makes mezcal unique; it is added as a reminder that it comes from the plant from which the alcohol is made. Apocryphal legends note that the worm gives strength to anyone brave enough to gulp it down; some even believe it acts as an aphrodisiac. Like the drink itself, the worm is something of an acquired taste.
Great smell,taste! Very smooth! Bought more!5th Jul 2019
I remember my mom getting this from Mexico as a kid. So far I've ordered 5 bottles sharing with friends.13th Feb 2019
I've looked for this for a long time. I've never had tequila with the worm in it. I remember this when I was a kid and seen it.29th Oct 2018