Churique is the local name for Agave shrevei in Chihuahua. Ricardo Pico, who created Clande Sotol and works closely in the area, told me that “the mezcal made from Churique is called Lechugilla” which translates to “a small head of lettuce.” Like many agaves, and many other important crops, in Mexico the local name changes quite frequently.
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