Exploring the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition Best in Class Finalists for Mezcal

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  05.03.2024

The 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition has unearthed the finest mezcal offerings from around the globe, each representing the rich tapestry of Mexican culture and heritage. Join us as we celebrate the Best in Class Mezcal finalists, each a testament to the artistry and ingenuity of Mezcal production.

Perro Verde Mezcal Tobasiche

Crafted from the rare Tobasiche agave, this mezcal captivates the senses with its smoothness and depth of flavor. Tasting Notes: Smoky, earthy, and fruity notes.

Fidencio Mezcal Clásico

Rooted in tradition yet brimming with complexity, Fidencio Mezcal Clásico is a testament to the timeless art of mezcal production. From the sun-drenched fields of Oaxaca comes this Mezcal, renowned for its clean, salty flavor profile and impeccable craftsmanship. Tasting Notes: Complex, Clean, Salty


Experience the rare and exotic with CHAGUAL JABALI Mezcal, crafted using the elusive Jabalí agave. This mezcal offers smoky earthiness and hints of tropical fruit.  As one of the most sought-after mezcals on the market, CHAGUAL JABALI represents the pinnacle of Mexican distilling. Tasting Notes: Smoky earthiness and hints of tropical fruit

Mala Mía Mezcal Tepeztate

Breaking barriers and making waves, Mala Mía Mezcal Tepeztate is a testament to both innovation and excellence in the world of Mezcal. As a Black-owned brand, Mala Mía represents diversity and inclusion in an industry steeped in tradition. Despite being a first-year contender, Mala Mía impressed judges with its floral notes and exceptional performance, showcasing the brand’s dedication to quality and craftsmanship. Tasting Notes: Floral

Mezcal Vago Ensamble en Barro

Mezcal Vago Ensamble en Barro is a true masterpiece of mezcal production. Produced in small batches to ensure meticulous attention to detail, this mezcal captivates the palate with its rich, complex flavors and smooth finish from the clay pot stills of Oaxaca to your glass.

These brands showcase the diversity and dynamism of the mezcal industry. Join us in toasting to these exceptional spirits, each a testament to the rich cultural heritage and artisanal craftsmanship of Mexico’s Mezcal tradition.