The 10 Best Mezcals on the Market

Mezcal is a type of Mexican alcoholic beverage in the tequila family. All tequila is mezcal, but not all mezcal is tequila! Mezcal is made by distilling agave.

Different types of mezcal bottles

Distillers make tequila by distilling blue weber agave, while tequila’s difference between mezcal is the distillation of any variety of agave. Most of the time mezcal is served straight in a glass.

It is usually stronger than tequila since most mezcals have an ABV of around 50%. It is a refreshing, sipping alcohol that is perfect for any time of the year!


This list of the best mezcals is not exhaustive, but it serves as a guideline for brands with unique flavor profiles that are easy to sip and enjoy. Leave a comment and mention your favorite mezcal product!

Please drink responsibly, be fully accountable with your alcohol consumption, and show others respect.

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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