About Agave Spirit

Serve in a Shot Glass
Agave spirit refers to a spirit made from one of the numerous varieties of agave plants outside the Mexican denominations of Tequila, Mezcal, Sotol, Bacanora and Raicilla. While most of the products are produced in Mexico from locally grown agave there are also examples made from agave grown in the southwestern United States and even the nation of Venezuela. Specific categories include Sikua from the Mexican state of Michoacan and Cocuy from Venezuela.

These sprits are usually clear, unless aged in oak, which gives them a golden color. Flavor profiles range from sweet potatoes and roasted pepper to herbs and smoky minerals; often there is a peppery finish. They are meant to be sipped as an aperitif, in cocktails, or served with spicy Mexican and Latin cuisine.
Top Picks for Agave Spirit
Gold Agave
Brilliant gold color. Floral aromas and flavors of caramelized nuts and cherries, pipe tobacco, sassafras, and spiced figs with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, stimulating, suede, whole pistachios, and chalk finish. An interesting light spicy agave spirit that will mix well.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Silver Agave Spirit
Brilliant clear color. Boozy, hot vegetal aromas and flavors of roasted nuts and cactus, papaya goat’s milk yogurt, white pepper, and fresh meringue with a soft, crisp, dryish light body and an almond milk, toasted herbs, and aloe finish. A rustic, peppery agave spirit for adventurous cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab