About Agave Spirit

About Agave Spirit
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

Western Reserve Distillers Organic Blanco Agave Spirit
88 points
$32
Clear color. Aromas of butterscotch and lanolin with a lean, crisp, bone-dry light body and a tingling, breezy hints of white sugar, chamomile and minerals finish. Herbal, grassy and full of life, this brings an earthy honesty to the table.
Ghost Coast Tommy Agave Spirit
87 points
$59
Clear color. Aromas of chamomile tea, honeyed pineapple, roasted pepitas, melon, hints of smoke, and caramel with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, carefree Sichuan peppercorn and minerals finish. A delicate and somewhat floral Agave spirit for distinctive sipping.
Santo Cuviso Bacanora Blanco
85 points
$94
Clear color. Chemical, rubbery, minerally, green, meaty aromas and flavors of clay, cedar, grilled lamb, rubber, and green papaya with a supple, soft, fruity light body and a hot, interesting, medium-length finish imparting shades of stone, lime pith, and mesquite. A complex and interesting agave spirit that has many cocktail applications.
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Agave Spirit
85 points
$59
Clear color. Fruity aromas of green apple candy and sweet caramel sauce with a lean, soft, dry thin body and a sleek, short finish. A mild and fruity Agave Spirit for light and citrusy cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Reposado Agave Spirit
84 points
$35
Gold color. Aromas of caramel corn, hints of baking spices, and cinnamon candle with an oily, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, intriguing, medium-length banana candies, butterscotch sauce, and hints of red bean finish. A creamy spirit with sweet oak flavors.
Rabbit And Grass Blanco Agave Spirit
84 points
$39
Clear color. Aromas and flavors of corn husks, squash, baking spices, pineapple, and spun sugar with a supple, crisp, dryish light body and a sleek, engaging, easy finish that shows notes of grilled pineapple and minerals. An interesting and zesty Agave Spirit with earthy sensibilities.
Star Union Spirits Agave Spirit
81 points
$58
Copper color. Oaky aromas and flavors of freshly sawn wood, toasted malt, graphite, brown sugar, and raisins with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and an effortless, buoyant finish with notes of grilled corn and apple butter. An oak-centric Agave Spirit in a chewy style; cocktails await.