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Tequila or Mezcal? Here are the Best Mexican Spirits Sure to Spice Up Your Celebration
April 22, 2019

Tequila or Mezcal? Here are the Best Mexican Spirits Sure to Spice Up Your Celebration


Cinco De Mayo is around the corner and it's never been a better time to break open a beautiful bottle of top-shelf tequila or mezcal. Set aside the sugary margarita mixes and watered-down drinks - on our list, you'll find a selection comprised of only the best embodiment of Mexican Spirit Craftsmanship. Now let's toast! Salud and Viva Mexico!

Wally's long-time Bar Manager, Carl Roberts, brings the wit as he shakes up his "Unleash The Dragon" Cinco De Mayo Cocktail - featuring fresh Blood Orange Juice and Casa Dragones Blanco Tequila! | #CarlsCocktails

Casa Dragones Joven Tequila

Wally's price: $275.00

As an independent, small-batch producer with a brand name, Casa Dragones bears a huge responsibility to create outstanding tequila - and the company delivers. Casa Dragones Joven is a small batch blend of 100% Blue Agave silver and extra-aged tequila, aged in new American oak for five years. This is a spirit Wally’s has been proud to stand behind since its genesis.

Gran Patron Smoky Tequila

Wally's price: $225.00

Elegant silver tequila with smooth, smoky, and sweet, all balanced into one. The piñas are roasted with mesquite for about seven days in small underground stone pits at Hacienda Patrón in Jalisco, Mexico. They’re then crushed with a tahona wheel, fermented, and distilled. Even the bottle is sumptuous.

Artenom 1146 Anejo Tequila

Wally's price: $85.00

This is a blend of two- and three-year-old tequilas aged exclusively in French oak barrels. Once they are blended into one, the tequila is aged for at least an additional year in American oak barrels seasoned with red wine. The aroma is fresh O.J., cinnamon, vanilla, and cocoa, leading into delicate dessert flavors with notes of toffee, walnuts, and orange flan. This tequila is certainly sugar and spice and everything nice.

Codigo Wally's Anejo Single Barrel Tequila

Wally's price: $125.00

Now this is tequila the way you imagine tequila: pure, powerful, and refined. Matured in French oak wine casks, this spirits really showcases the agave notes of citrus and oaky flavors of sweet spice.

Mandala Extra Anejo Tequila

Wally's Price: $175.00

A stunning, eye-catching bottle with an equally stunning tequila inside! Aged 7 years in French Oak barrels, Mandala exudes aroma of rich fruits and toasted oak, with hints of vanilla and a long profound finish on the palate. A smooth and unique tequila that's a must-have addition atop your home bar.

Fuenteseca Blanco Tequila

Wally's price: $90.00

This tequila is a gem for any tequila aficionado. Harvested from a single orchard of agave grown at 5,250’ elevation, this spirit redefines what terroir means to tequila.

El Silencio Joven Mezcal

Wally's price: $75.00

El Silencio Joven is a tremendous mezcal blended from various types of agave, resulting in a graceful and delicate libation, highlighted with floral, chili, and subtle spice notes. This is a top-notch tequila for those are ready to play with the big boys.

La Venenosa Puntas Racilla

Wally's price: $200.00

This limited-release spirit is made from 100% Agave Maximiliana. It’s a sublime gift for a serious mezcal fan or anyone looking to try a one-of-a-kind expression of agave.

La Higuera Sotol Wheeleri

Wally's price: $45.00

Sotol La Higuera Wheeleri has a rounded balance of smoke, herbs, and fruit. The nose is herbal with hints of smoke. Similarly, the palate is herbal with hints of pineapple.

Pescador de Suenos Cuixito

Wally's price: $400.00

This mezcal is made from Cuishito Agave, a plant that is truly rare as the species is almost extinct. A mere one-hundred bottles are produced a year. This is spicy with hints of agave, caramel, fruit, and mint.

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