The Best Bang For Your Buck Mezcals For Winter, According To Bartenders

Hope Ewing, beverage director at Rappahannock Oyster Bar at ROW DTLA in Los Angeles

“Budget mezcal is a contradiction in terms. If it’s cheap, you can be pretty sure someone is getting screwed over. I prefer to splurge a bit on brands like Yola and Mal Bien that are doing right by the producers and enjoy it that much more.”