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Mezcal Star Trek 2018 Anniversary

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 that propels Mezcal Reviews further into uncharted territory. After […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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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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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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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