Find mezcal reviews, ratings and details on a variety of mezcal brands we have sampled. You can also explore the highest-rated mezcals on GAYOT's list of the Best Mezcals and learn more about our featured tequilas, which are technically mezcals. 

Benesin Mezcal Tobala

Roughly translated from the ancient indigenous Zapotec language, tobala means “agave that grows in the shade.”

Del Maguey Ibérico

Ron Cooper, Del Maguey’s founder, is recognized by many as the person most responsible for bringing premium mezcal out of the mountains of Oaxaca and into the tumblers of discerning aficionados around the world.

Del Maguey Pechuga

One hundred percent certified organic and artisanal mezcal is all Del Maguey's founder Ron Cooper produces.

El Jolgorio Arroqueno

Depending on the flavor profile sought by the mezcalero, some mezcals can pack a high-proof punch — like this 100-plus proof offering made from wild-harvested arroqueño agave.

El Jolgorio Madrecuixe

Nowadays, traditional production methods such as pit-roasting agave hearts are the price of entry just to get into the artisanal category.

Los Amantes Añejo

In Spanish, Los Amantes means “the lovers” which is quite appropriate for this much-loved marque.

Los Danzantes Mezcal Los Nahuales Reposado

It’s the agave espadín, a close relative of tequila’s Weber agave, that is the workhorse of mezcal production.

Mezcal Tosba Pechuga

A homegrown business overseen by two cousins from Oaxaca’s Sierra Juarez mountains, Tosba was created with the single-minded mission to keep traditional mezcal production alive in the family’s village.

Mezcal Vago Elote

Mezcal Vago exports the finest yet-to-be-discovered mezcals from Oaxaca.

Mezcales de Leyenda Guerrero

Juan A. Ingres 116 03700 Mexico City Mexico

Oaxaca is the heart of mezcal production in Mexico, but surrounding states such as Guerrero are also known for their fine mezcales.