Powered by 100% agave

Mezcal Scotch Tasting Image

Mezcal: The New Scotch

Mezcal can’t really be the new scotch. Both spirits have been around for ages, and they each have their unique cultures and histories that support them. The way in which consumers are beginning to treat mezcal, however, is more like what it truly is: a world-class spirit that’s worthy of the highest esteem. And what […]

Continue reading
Mezcal Database Enlarged Worlds Largest Best Database

The Mezcal Database

We’ve had a few users recently ask us about our Mezcal database. Given that the database makes up about 90% of our website, we figured it’d be good to post a quick few notes about the database and why we think you should use it and contribute to it with your reviews. The Mezcal database […]

Continue reading
Convite Palenque Daniel Hernandez Annual Review Mezcal

September 17, 2019 marks the 3rd anniversary of Mezcal Reviews. It seems like it was just yesterday that Tyler and I were sketching out our plans for the site on a piece of white lined paper, sipping Alipus San Luis in my living room. So much has happened in mezcal since then, but as Spock […]

Continue reading
mezcal and tequila

We get a lot of questions in our inbox, and though we try to answer all of them individually, we hope this post helps to answer some of the most common questions we hear. The main differences between mezcal and tequila have been outlined by a few other blogs in the past, and they were […]

Continue reading
Mezcal Star Trek 2018 Anniversary

For the latest, check out our 2019 Annual Review. Mezcal Reviews is officially two years old. We launched this journey through the mezcal badlands on the night of September 17, 2016 as we shared our modest mezcal collection with Austin-area friends who helped us test website features that now make up the agave-powered warp core […]

Continue reading
Christmas Mezcal

The holidays are a time to celebrate with family, friends, and (of course) a good bottle of mezcal. We’ve curated this list to help you maximize your holiday mezcal experience. Whether you’re a long-time mezcal enthusiast, new to mezcal, or shopping for someone special, the following items are worth considering. Outside of the actual bottle […]

Continue reading
Mezcal Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram

Spoilers ahead! If you plan to get The Mezcal Advent Calendar and want it to be a surprise, don’t read this post. Drinks by the Dram is a company based in the UK that sells 30ml (about 1 fl. oz.) “dram” spirit samples. Their website says they offer thousands of fine spirits in these little […]

Continue reading
NOM Mezcal Vago

We’ve received a lot questions about the relationship between mezcal brands, distilleries, and NOMs since we began listing the NOMs of mezcal bottles on our site. We wanted to publish this quick post as a general overview of what the NOM can tell you and how it’s related to brands, distilleries (traditionally called palenques), and […]

Continue reading
Mezcal Reviews World Headquarters

For the latest, check out our 2018 Annual Review. September 17, 2017 marks the first anniversary of Mezcal Reviews opening its doors to the public. It’s been an incredible first year and we can’t thank you enough for helping to fill this online jicara with some of the best stuff on Earth. With your help, […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
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 […]

Continue reading
Mezcal, fruit, salt, and cheese

Is Mezcal Healthy?

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 […]

Continue reading
Back to top