Consumer interest in agave spirits is surging thanks to the power of celebrity and at-home cocktails. We present the Tequila and mezcals that scored top medals in our latest blind tasting.

The Spirits Business held its annual Tequila & Mezcal Masters last month, which was hosted in a virtual format for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The competition was judged over Zoom by Melita Kiely, editor of The Spirits Business, and Eduardo Gomez, founder of Tequila Fest and director of mexgrocer.uk. Each entry maintained its anonymity thanks to Wine Sorted, which decanted and shipped each bottling.

Multiple categories were judged in the competition, including ultra‐premium añejos, super-premium reposados and joven mezcals.

We present 10 Tequila and mezcal bottlings that secured Master and Gold medals during the blind tasting, along with tasting notes and prices.

Click through the following pages to view the top 10 award-winning Tequilas of 2021.