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

Baluarte 15 Months Aged Añejo Tequila
93 points
$63
A delightfully spicy and tingling añejo that intrigues the palate with every sip.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Blanco Agave Spirit
88 points
$32
Herbal, grassy and full of life, this brings an earthy honesty to the table.
Ghost Coast Tommy Agave Spirit
87 points
$59
A delicate and somewhat floral Agave spirit for distinctive sipping.
Baluarte Tequila Reposado Reserva Especial
86 points
$50
A nicely balanced Reposado Tequila for more serious cocktails.
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Agave Spirit
85 points
$59
A mild and fruity Agave Spirit for light and citrusy cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Reposado Agave Spirit
84 points
$35
A creamy spirit with sweet oak flavors.
Rabbit And Grass Blanco Agave Spirit
84 points
$39
An interesting and zesty Agave spirit with earthy sensibilities.
Viva Casa Tulum Reposado Honey and Vanilla Tequila
81 points
$30
A very sweet Tequila designed for a dessert cocktail.
Star Union Spirits Agave Spirit
81 points
$58
An oak-centric spirit in a chewy style; cocktail with this one.