Whether you enjoy these Mezcals going shot for shot or in a mixed cocktail drink, you’re sure to find your favorite on this list. It’s packed with several different kinds of uniquely tasting Mezcals, ranging from alcohol dominators to sweet and silky flavor balances! You don’t have to be in Mexico to find these gems.
Montelobos Mezcal Joven
This smoky, peppery mezcal sure packs a punch! While remaining entirely organic in its fermentation, espadín agaves are crushed and naturally fermented within the spirit. The nose provides a spicy, roasted jalapeno scent which provides a smoky flavor balance throughout the palette.
Mezcales de Leyendas Guerrero
Fun fact: Production begins with cooking the agave for three days in an underground oven, lined with lava rocks. The notes are almost burnt tasting, yet with aromas of milk, greens, and yogurt. While remaining a touch sweet, it still has a lively bitter lingering!
Mezcal Vago Elote
Vago Elote is jam packed with roasted/cooked agave sweetness! This is a favorite for those who are big “flavor” fans and not so much “traditional alcohol-taste” fans. You’re sure to get the bang for your buck with the differently tasting notes and other elements.
Del Maguey Vida
If you’re a ‘grab a cocktail at the bar at the end of a long work week’ kind of person, you’ll enjoy this Mezcal, as it’s served in most local bars! The sweet notes of vanilla become quickly dominated with the familiar smoky flavors. It’s surely a favorite for mixed drinks.
Del Maguey Pechuga
If you’re a fan of the pure alcohol flavor, you’ll enjoy this bad boy. With how strong it is, you’d think it should have a skull & crossbones on the front. Very alcohol-dominating at the first taste, but slowly finishes with a mix of fruit, nut, and spice balance. A very unique beverage that starts with a kick and ends on a lighter note.