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A Beginner’s Guide to Picking Mezcal

Thirty years ago, if you ordered mezcal in a bar you’d be met with a bemused look from a bartender. Nowadays, the spirit is soaring in popularity thanks to the diversity of its production and flavour.

There are two key ways to judge whether a mezcal is for you or not — the variety of the agave used, and the way it is produced.

In this guide you will learn:

Mezcal's origins ✓

How to pick mezcal by agave variety ✓

Mezcal’s production and how to categorise it ✓

How to drink it ✓

Know the varieties of agave, know how to pick

Mezcal Varieties

How mezcal is categorised

Mezcal Production