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Mezcals Available in the U.S.

This is our ever expanding list of artisanal mezcals that you can find on the retail market in the United States. Skip to the bottom to see a partial list of mezcals that haven’t made it north of the border yet, these are some of the bottles that we look for when we’re in Mexico.

Agave de Cortes Mezcal


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Tasting notes

Balam Raicilla





Cielo Rojo Bacanora

Cruz de Fuego

Del Maguey

Tasting Notes: Iberico



Don Amado



Flor del Desierto Sotol 

Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol 


Jaral de Berrio

El Jolgorio



Los Amantes

Los Danzantes

Mezcal Malpais

Marca Negra

Mezcal Marqués

Mezcal Marques


(discontinued, some bottles may be available at Old Town)


Tasting Notes

Mezcales de Leyenda


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Mina Real


Los Nahuales

Tasting Notes:

La Niña del Mezcal

Tasting notes: Bacanora

Ocho Cientos Sotol

El Pelotón de la Muerte

Pierde Almas

Raicilla La Venenosa

Real Minero

Rey Campero



Siembra Metl

Siete Misterios 

El Silencio


El Tinieblo




La Venenosa Raicilla

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Viejo Indecente

Vinos de Mezcal (Fundación Agaves Silvestres series)


Xicaru Mezcal

Mezcals available in Mexico

Almamezcalera (Erick Rodriguez’s label)

El Amor del Diablo

Buen Viaje

Sotol Clande

El Cortijo




In Situ



NETA Mezcal

Rio Revuelto

Sabios de Luá

Sangre Mal 




Yuu Baal



22 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hi,

    My sister-in-law, Carrie Morris, just made me aware of your site.

    Que viva Oaxaca! My wife and I, and our two children lived and worked in Oaxaca for many years; still have projects there through our nonprofit.

    In all my years of Oaxaca experience since 1994, I have never, ever, ever tasted mescal that comes close to the organic Mescal Embajador!

    You should try it. It’s even available here in CA!!!

    Be well. Paz,

    March 7, 2012
    • Hi Jim,

      Thanks for the tip, where do you find Mescal Embajador in California?


      March 8, 2012
      • Jim Petkiewicz #

        Mescal in downtown San Jose carrie it.

        August 17, 2012
  2. Hi Susan & Max,

    We have Mezcal Mano Negra available at some locations in NYC. It can be bought online at

    We currently offer two artisanal mezcals (more coming soon): an espadín from San Juan del Rio, 50%alc/vol, and a Tobalá from San Luis del Rio, 48%alc/vol. I honestly think they’re pretty amazing (we won gold and double gold medals respectively at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition); it’d be great if you include us in your list here!

    Love your blog!

    April 27, 2012
  3. Great Blog

    Just wanted to pitch in and advise that Mezcal El Tinieblo is also available in NYC! Next month in Tx as well. Hope to see you around Tinieblos

    May 29, 2012
  4. Ron K. #

    Fantastic blog! When is the next San Francisco Mezcal tasting event?! Sign me up…!

    January 12, 2013
  5. Yeah – time to update the list, eh?

    August 8, 2013
    • Hi Andrew,

      Thanks, yes, definitely. I just did that and I’m looking forward to visiting next time we’re up your way.


      August 13, 2013
    • Also now available in the US : Mezcal Yuu Baal, from Tlacolula Oaxaca, Mexico.
      Imported by Artisanal Mezcals in Reno Nevada.

      September 16, 2014
  6. Peter Thompson #

    Funny. How much does the average bottle of mezcal cost in the EEUU? The best stuff here comes down the mountains in either gasoline cans or empty plastic water bottles. Why am I not getting together an export business? Viva Oaxaca!

    November 10, 2014
    • It really depends, a cluster cost $40-50, a cluster in the $70-100 range, and then there are a bunch between $100-200. All figured in US dollars. Not to warn you off the project but, boy, exporting is tricky. Still, have at it!

      November 11, 2014
  7. Jerry Longden #

    Dear MEZers,

    Your list is sorely in need of updating. J

    May 19, 2015
    • Hi Jerry,

      Yes, it’s probably about time, hard to keep track! What are you seeing that’s not on the list?


      May 21, 2015
  8. Karen #

    I am looking for a Sotol to purchase and slowly(if possible) enjoy! My local has everything liquor store is not an option. (Not surprising)
    I live in milwaukee currently. Do you have recommendation ?

    Thanks and Salud!


    May 25, 2015
  9. Sarah Madsen #

    Has anyone seen La Lula mezcal available stateside? Had a wide range in Tulum last spring and am still dreaming of a way to get my hands on a bottle of the pechuga!

    April 4, 2016
    • Hi Sarah,

      I’ve seen it in a few bars but those are just bottles carried over in personal luggage. To date I don’t think that they are set up to import.

      April 4, 2016
  10. Jana #

    Hi there,
    Mina Real is available in U.S. I have it.

    September 23, 2016
    • Jana #

      Vago is also available in California.

      September 23, 2016
      • Yes, Vago is available in may states. I can’t remember how many off hand but they have wide distribution.

        September 24, 2016
    • Hi Jana,

      Yes, Mina Real is available in many states across the U.S. Thanks for writing!

      September 24, 2016
  11. Carla #

    Hell Susan and Max,
    Could you share which is the best quality mezcal for the cheapest price that is available in california?

    March 8, 2017
    • Hi Carla,

      There are so many reasonably priced mezcals, it’s more a question of your palate. The best thing to do is to go to your local mezcal bar and ask the bartender for a flight of the 3-4 most economical and interesting mezcals to get a sense for what you like and then to proceed from there.


      March 8, 2017

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