RANKED! The Mandatory 10 Best Mezcals to Buy

Sure, you know all about tequila, the blue Weber agave-based Mexican spirit from brands like Jose Cuervo, Don Julio, and Patron. But, did you know that technically tequila is a mezcal? Yeah, that’s right. The name for agave-distilled spirits (sort of like the all-encompassing term whiskey) is mezcal. But, if you’re like many of us, while you’ve ventured into the world of tequila over the years, you’ve probably never even dipped your toe into its smoky relative. Well, we want to put an end to that right now.

That’s why we decided to make a list of the 10 best mezcals you can buy pretty much anywhere. Better yet, because we’re ever so helpful, we decided to rank them for you. Check them all out below.

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