Brands Report 2022: Mezcal

11 January, 2022

Pernod Ricard’s Del Maguey is still the dominant force within the mezcal sector. Its flagship Vida expression can be found in the best bars around the world and its green bottle is fast becoming one of the most recognised in the agave industry.

Diageo has added Mezcal Unión to its Reserve range through the acquisition of Casa UM.

The world’s leading vodka, tequila and mezcal producers are celebrating after securing medals at the International Spirits Challenge 2021.

A U-turn on regulations for mezcal has left producers confused about quality control. Shay Waterworth reports.

Mezcal is still in its infancy with consumers, so is it a good time to move to flavoured version, asks Shay Waterworth.

The Campari Group has bought the controlling interest from a group of Mexican entrepreneurs, in Licorera Ancho Reyes and spicy liqueur and Montelobos mezcal.

Mezcal: Freeing the spirit

11 November, 2015

Mezcal is a spirit steeped in the rituals of mexico’s ancients. Hamish smith discovers how it is finding its way in the modern world.

Trouble in paradise

16 June, 2014

Mezcal is making its way into the drinking repertoires of new fans worldwide. But it’s not all plain sailing for the agave spirit. Hamish Smith reports

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