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10 Best Mezcals 2024

A good mezcal comes mainly from the harvest, and by who works this harvest, to transform the agave into the spirit we know. We want to present you a list of the best mezcals in Mexico, carefully chosen for you to taste a good mezcal, both cheap and good, where flavors stand out for beginners and experts in the world of mezcal.

What is the best mezcal? What makes a good mezcal?

There are 3 characteristics that are reviewed to qualify a good mezcal, these are: the smell, where we look for smoky notes, herbal notes, fruity notes. Flavor: where we look for the purest flavor according to the type of mezcal, whether it is Espadín, Reposado, Añejo, Tobalá, De pechuga, Tepeztate, etc.

Also to ensure that a mezcal is good we can take into account the certifications that some mezcals have, such as the PROFECO certification, the NOM, and the tasting notes that a mezcal has. Mezcal brands also matter.

Get to know the best selection of good artisanal mezcals, quality and price, to taste.

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1. Mezcal Los Danzantes

Best rated mezcal Mexican is attributed to mezcal Los Danzantes, one of the purest mezcals in terms of flavor and finding that direct and artisanal way to taste a true Oaxacan mezcal. Since 1997, Los Danzantes has perfected the art of mezcal in which as a result gives us the best mezcal for the price.

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ml content
750 ml
Type of agave
Espadín (Joven)
Place of harvest and production
Valle y la Sierra Norte de Oaxaca
Alcoholic strength
47% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates

2. Mezcal de pechuga Montelobos

The best brand mezcal, Montelobos offers one of the best ranges of mezcals and among them highlights its Mezcal de Pechuga, this type of mezcal in every detail of its production is careful and a lot of patience and experience. A sacred process that combines mezcal with the celebration of the Day of the Dead, we find in this mezcal the fruity flavors of the Oaxaca region, and the fatty body of the guajolote breast.

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ml content
750 ml
Type of agave
Espadín (Joven) distilled with turkey breast, seasonal fruits and spices
Place of harvest and production
Oaxaca
Alcoholic strength
47.9% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021, New York Spirits Competition 2021, Beverage Testing Institute Gold.

3. Mezcal Dos Hombres

From Breaking Bad to mezcal. Actors Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul, have their star mezcal in sales in the United States. They offer one of the best mezcal flavors produced in Oaxaca, providing some of the purest mezcals around. If you are looking for a mezcal especially for cocktails, Dos Hombres is definitely the most versatile. It also has a very subtle flavor, excellent for starting your first mezcal, brought to you by the stars of Breaking Bad.

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ml content
750 ml
Type of agave
Espadín (Joven)
Place of harvest and production
San Luis Del Rio, Oaxaca
Alcoholic strength
42% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates
USA Spirits ratings, New York International Spirit Competition, New York Blanco Mezcal of the year, New York world wine and spirits competition, San Francisco world spirits competition, London spirits competition, Berlin international spirits competition, Berlin Mezcal of the year.

4. Mezcal Unión Uno

The best sipping mezcal, besides having an excellent price, the mezcal Union is a badge of quality, acclaimed for being a mezcal even better than other more expensive mezcals. Also the best mezcal to give as a gift is the mezcal Union Uno, thanks to its price is an excellent present for any mezcal connoisseur or for someone who is interested in knowing the world of mezcal. And the availability of this mezcal can be found in any store. Also a cheap mezcal

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ml content
700 ml
Type of agave
Espadín (Joven)
Place of harvest and production
San Baltazar, Oaxaca
Alcoholic strength
38% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates

5. Mezcal 400 Conejos

One of the best mezcal brands in Mexico, 400 Conejos offers a tasty mezcal, with a subtle flavor for any palate, and excellent for cocktails. It is also a remarkable mezcal for gift giving. The 400 Conejos has several aspects for which to choose, but the first of all is that it is a good and best affordable mezcal.

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ml content
750 ml
Type of agave
Espadín (Joven)
Place of harvest and production
Tlacolula, Oaxaca
Alcoholic strength
38% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates

6. Mezcal carreño

The most historic mezcal on this list, El mezcal Carreño, one of the award-winning mezcals in the San Francisco competition, and Gold Certified in 2017 by the Academia del Mezcal y Maguey. Carreño boasts one of the best mezcal espadines you can taste, insignia of an authentic hidden gem of Oaxaca.

attributes
ml content
750 ml
Type of agave
Espadín (Joven)
Place of harvest and production
Oaxaca
Alcoholic strength
46% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates
San Francisco World Spirit Competition Silver 2020, Academia del Mezcal y Maguey Oro 2017.

7. Mezcal Montelobos Tobalá

Best rated mezcal Tobalá mezcal in Mexico, the Tobalá agave only takes 10 to 12 years to mature so that it is ready for production, taking this into account that a single bottle is of utmost importance in taking care of its quality to offer an excellent drink. Montelobos takes care of every detail of its harvesting and production to offer a Tobalá de Puebla, of certified quality by the Beverage Testing Institute.

Attributes
ml content
750 ml
Type of agave
Tobalá
Place of harvest and production
Puebla
Alcoholic strength
46.8% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates
Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021, New York Spirits Competition Double Gold Winner 2021, Beverage Testing Institute Gold 2021

8. Mezcal Carreño Tepeztate

Most expensive mezcal in Oaxaca, and for good reason, the agave from which this mezcal is produced takes between 18 to 23 years to mature before it is ready for production, which is why Tepeztate is a highly valued and appreciated mezcal. And in which Carreño offers us a Tepeztate mezcal that is totally cared for in every detail of its production and harvesting.

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ml content
750 ml
Type of agave
Tepeztate
Place of harvest and production
Oaxaca
Alcoholic strength
46% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates
San Francisco World Spirits Competition Gold 2020

9. Mezcal Ojo de Tigre

Ojo de Tigre is one of the good mezcals brand, with a very smooth taste and ideal for beginners as a gateway to the mezcal world. An Ojo de Tigre mezcal serves as an accompaniment to any meal or gathering with friends or family. An excellent choice as a gift.

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ml content
1 Liter
Type of agave
Espadín/Tobalá
Place of harvest and production
Oaxaca-Puebla
Alcoholic strength
37% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates

10. Mezcal Amarás Reposado

And in the category of reposado mezcals, Amarás Mezcal offers the best choice of these, where if you are looking for a very generous taste for the palate you will definitely need to try the reposado mezcal offered by Amarás.

attributes
ml content
750 ml
Type of agave
Espadín-Reposado
Place of harvest and production
Oaxaca
Alcoholic strength
37% Alc. Vol.
Awards and certificates
San Francisco World Spirits Competition Silver 2022, San Francisco World Spirits Competition Bronze 2023

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