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Spirits 101

Everything you need to know about tequila & mezcal

Become fluent in all things tequila and mezcal. From blanco to añejo to mezcal, there's something for every palate.

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Danielle Grinberg
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It may sometimes feel as if you need Spanish fluency to decipher a tequila menu, especially when terms like blanco, añejo and reposado start to pop up. Getting tongue tied is no reason to give up on the diverse and rewarding category of agave spirits, which includes tequila, as well as its smokier cousin, mezcal. Let us break down this agave spirit lineup and help you figure out the best for your palate.