Well obviously the jury's still out on the new ones (Koch, Bahnez, Union, Yuu Baal and Los Siete). I'll get those Tuesday, reviews to follow.
But for now, the El Jolgorio looks good but is way pricey, and while I actually have never tried a pechuga, there are still so many classic mescals that I haven't tried, it's hard to justify the price for such a specialty category. (Plus, OK, I admit it...with all due respect to tradition and everything, why the hell would you want chicken/rabbit/[insert random critter here] juice in your mezcal anyway? Plus all the other junk they throw in there. Flowers? Fruit? Nuts? Sounds like the fruitcake of the mezcal world. With chicken. Don't be that Guy. OK, rant over.)
El Buho's pretty good for a low-end everyday Joe kind of drink; same with Sombra (and they're both on sale now at Astor--reason enough right there!) The Peloton, Los Amantes and Leyenda mezcals were fine, but just didn't impress me. Nice complexities hidden in there, but like Vanguero said, there just seemed to be something missing; they seemed a bit watery to me. I'm hoping I won't run into the same issue with Bahnez and Union. Also, in this price range ($30) the Fidencio Clasico is awesome. (Don't get the Sin Humo--that's a why bother.)
The Nahuales mezcals are very nice; can't go wrong with them, but it you are prepared to pay $60-$70 for a bottle, I would cut to the chase and get the Marca Negra. Beautiful stuff. And one I've been dying to try for a very long time is the Fidencio Tobala. $85 is Del Maquey territory, but hey, it's a Tobala, and I'm betting it's amazing. For that matte, you probably couldn't go wrong with any of the DMs as well, if you can afford them. If you end up getting the tobala, please take notes and let me know what you think!
The Real Minero looks like it would be smashing, but $115 is a bundle.
ANY Pierde Almas would also be awesome, but see financial caveat above.
Let us know what you order!