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Almamezcalera Pal'alma

Almamezcalera and Mezcalito Pal’alma are mostly unavailable outside of Mexico. Certain releases can occasionally be found under the prestigious Wahaka VdM label, but there aren’t any other legal importers that we know of, and the Wahaka VdMs are all limited releases that can be hard to find. We’d seen Almamezcalera and Pal’alma bottles online, and […]

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Agave Tepextate Mezcal - Blind Tasting

When we first stared working on Mezcal Reviews, Jonny and I thought that once we had about 100 bottles on this site, we’d be struggling to find more to add. As of this writing, the site has 260 bottles and we’re not slowing down! Over the last few months we’ve tried a lot of mezcal, “collected” some […]

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Tio's Cerveceria in Sydney Austraila

Australia, a country and continent surrounded by two oceans, is about 8,000 miles (12,900 km) from Mexico. It has a population of approximately 24 million. Sydney is its largest city with a population of nearly 5 million people. In my previous post I mentioned that about half of certified mezcal is exported and the United States […]

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Sustainable Agave

The international view of mezcal has changed drastically over the last 10 years. What was once known only as tequila’s crazy, worm-infused uncle, has quickly become a world-renowned spirit. Mezcal ranks on the same level as any of the best wine, cognac, or scotch. Mezcal now brings smiles to faces worldwide, and it supports local […]

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Lagrimas de Dolores mezcal joven and Papadiablo Especial mezcal joven

Obviously there is a lot of mezcal not available for sale in the United States. Mezcal is produced in Mexico and about half of all certified mezcal doesn’t leave the country. Also, the precise amount of uncertified mezcal being produced and distributed within Mexico is unknown but likely significant. All things considered, the U.S. does have a vast selection of […]

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Best Mezcal Mix Drinks Cocktails

When it comes to finding the best mezcal for mixed drinks, you’ve got a lot of options. Perhaps you’re looking to add subtle smoke to a Margarita, a Paloma, or a Mexican Martini. Or maybe you’re looking for a new take on gin, bourbon, or whiskey drinks like an Old Fashioned, a Moscow Mule, or […]

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Austin Mezcal Scene

Updated January 2, 2019 There is a lot of mezcal in Austin, Texas. Whether you’re looking to have a mezcal Paloma, or you’re trying to get totally smoked (pun intended) on straight mezcal, Austin has options for you. It’s the perfect city for mezcal. People here are risky, rowdy, and yet oddly refined. Indeed, mezcal […]

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Mezcal bar at Sal Muera Amsterdam

Mezcal in Amsterdam

Once you become a mezcal fanatic, you look for it everywhere. I’m sometimes surprised to find a special bottle awaiting my enthusiasm at a unassuming bar off the beaten path. Likewise, a night hunting for mezcal in a new city can yield disappointing (and thirsty) results. Thankfully the internet can assist in these types of situations. Earlier this fall, before I […]

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Mezcal, fruit, salt, and cheese

Though there are health benefits to it, calling mezcal healthy may be a stretch. No liquor is really healthy, but some are certainly better than others.  Mezcal is at the top of the list of healthier spirits available in the US. Let’s take a look at few health questions we’ve heard: Does Mezcal Give You […]

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Selection of mezcals at the Mezcal Reviews launch party tasting

Mezcal tastings are a great way to bring people together, and they’re perfect for introducing new people to the world of Mezcal. In celebration of the launch of this website, we decided to have a private Mezcal tasting for 18 of our friends. Mezcal’s magic wand had already touched some of them, while others hadn’t […]

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Mezcal Reviews website workspace

You don’t find mezcal, mezcal finds you. Welcome to Mezcal Reviews.  We’re glad you’re here.  As you look through the website, keep in mind that this site is for you.  We are not mezcaliers, and we don’t profess to know everything about Mezcal.  We’re just two guys from Austin, Texas who love Mezcal, and we hope that […]

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