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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. You can order most of these mezcals through our retail partner Old Town Liquor.  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

Alipus

Tasting Notes: Alipús San Andrés Ensemble

Amarás

Tasting Notes: Amarás, Amores, Anchor – AAA tasting notes

Balam Raicilla

Banhez

Benesin

Bozal

Buho

Bruxo

Casamigos

Chaneque

Cinco Sentidos

Mezcal Craneo

Cielo Rojo Bacanora

Sotol Clande

Cruz de Fuego

CUISH

Del Maguey

Tasting Notes: Iberico

Derrumbes

Donají

Don Amado

Enmascarado

Erstwhile Mezcal

Fidencio

Flor del Desierto Sotol 

Gem & Bolt

Gracias a Dios

Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol 

Illegal

Jaral de Berrio

El Jolgorio

Joya

Koch

La Luna Mezcal

Lagrimas de Dolores

Lalocura

Legendario Domingo

Los Amantes

Los Danzantes

Los Javis

Los Nahuales

Tasting notes: Los Nahuales Special Edition No. 1

La Niña del Mezcal

Tasting notes: Bacanora

Madre Mezcal

Mezcal Mal Bien 

Tasting notes: Mezcal Mal Bien – Juan Hernandez Mendez| Mezcal Meteoro Espadin

Marca Negra

Metl

Update: Discontinued—some bottles may be available at Old Town

Meteoro

Tasting notes: Mezcal Meteoro Espadin Tasting Notes

Mezcal Animas

Mezcal Mal Bien

Mezcal Marqués

Mezcal Nacional

Mezcales de Leyenda

Mezcal Union

Mezcalero

Tasting notes: Mezcalero Special Bottling Number 2 | Mezcalero #15 | Mezcalero #18 | La Venenosa Raicilla Sierra de Jalisco

Mezcalosfera

Mina Real

Montelobos

NETA Mezcal

Noble Coyote Mezcal

Ocho Cientos Sotol

OME Mezcal

Origen Raiz

El Pelotón de la Muerte

Pierde Almas

Prolijo Mezcal

Quiquiriqui

Raicilla La Venenosa

Real Minero

Rey Campero

Sacacuento

Semillero

Scorpion Mezcal

Siembra Metl

Siete Misterios 

El Silencio

Sol de Oaxaca

Sombra

Sunora Bacanora

El Tinieblo

Tosba

Vago

La Venenosa Raicilla

Tasting notes: La Venenosa Raicilla Sierra de Jalisco

Vicio

Viejo Indecente

Vinos de Mezcal (Fundación Agaves Silvestres series)

Wahaka

Yola Mezcal

Yuu Baal

Xicaru Mezcal

Mezcals available in Mexico

Almamezcalera (Erick Rodriguez’s label)

El Amor del Diablo

Buen Viaje

El Cortijo

Ejuteco

Farolito

In Situ

Mezcaloteca

Mezonte

Rio Revuelto

Sabios de Luá

Sangre Mal 

Sanzekan

Uasïsï

Valvodinos

Comments

  • Jim Petkiewicz
    March 7, 2012

    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,
    Jim

    reply
    • maxgarrone
      March 8, 2012

      Hi Jim,

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

      Max

      reply
      • Jim Petkiewicz
        August 17, 2012

        Mescal in downtown San Jose carrie it.

        reply
  • Pedro Quintanilla
    April 27, 2012

    Hi Susan & Max,

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

    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!

    reply
  • Mezcal El Tinieblo
    May 29, 2012

    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

    reply
  • Ron K.
    January 12, 2013

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

    reply
  • Andrew
    August 8, 2013

    Yeah – time to update the list, eh?

    reply
    • maxgarrone
      August 13, 2013

      Hi Andrew,

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

      Max

      reply
    • Eduardo
      September 16, 2014

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

      reply
  • Peter Thompson
    November 10, 2014

    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!

    reply
    • Max Garrone
      November 11, 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!

      reply
  • Jerry Longden
    May 19, 2015

    Dear MEZers,

    Your list is sorely in need of updating. J

    reply
    • Max Garrone
      May 21, 2015

      Hi Jerry,

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

      Max

      reply
  • Karen
    May 25, 2015

    Hello!
    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!

    Karen

    reply
  • Sarah Madsen
    April 4, 2016

    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!

    reply
    • Max Garrone
      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.

      reply
  • Jana
    September 23, 2016

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

    reply
    • Jana
      September 23, 2016

      Vago is also available in California.

      reply
      • Max Garrone
        September 24, 2016

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

        reply
    • Max Garrone
      September 24, 2016

      Hi Jana,

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

      reply
  • Carla
    March 8, 2017

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

    reply
    • Max Garrone
      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.

      Max

      reply
  • Michelle Hernandez
    December 4, 2017

    Churupete is a new one available in Mexico they have a Facebook page.

    reply

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