About Tequila, Mezcal and Agave Spirits from USA

About Tequila, Mezcal  and  Agave Spirits from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

Tequila, Mezcal and Agave Spirits

Western Reserve Distillers Organic Blanco Agave Spirit
88 points
Clear color. Grassy aromas and flavors of roasted spiced citrus and nuts, grass, paraffin, and peppered honeycomb with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a spicy, delightful, long finish with nuances of coconut and almond milks, hot copper, and vanilla wafer. An interesting moonshine-like Agave Spirit for punches and high-octane adventuresome cocktails.
Ghost Coast Tommy Agave Spirit
87 points
Clear color. Aromas of chamomile tea, honeyed pineapple, roasted pepitas, melon, hints of smoke, and caramel with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, carefree Sichuan peppercorn and minerals finish. A delicate and somewhat floral Agave spirit for distinctive sipping.
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Agave Spirit
85 points
Clear color. Fruity aromas of green apple candy and sweet caramel sauce with a lean, soft, dry thin body and a sleek, short finish. A mild and fruity Agave Spirit for light and citrusy cocktails.
Rabbit And Grass Blanco Agave Spirit
84 points
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of corn husks, squash, baking spices, pineapple, and spun sugar with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a sleek, engaging, easy finish that shows notes of grilled pineapple and minerals. An interesting and zesty Agave Spirit with earthy sensibilities.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Reposado Agave Spirit
83 points
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of apple jelly, flaky pastry, hints of clove, and orange with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, swift finish. A light, bright and slightly toasty Agave Spirit for fruity cocktails.
Star Union Spirits Agave Spirit
81 points
Copper color. Oaky aromas and flavors of freshly sawn wood, toasted malt, graphite, brown sugar, and raisins with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, buoyant finish with notes of grilled corn and apple butter. An oak-centric Agave Spirit in a chewy style; cocktails await.