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
Herbal, grassy and full of life, this brings an earthy honesty to the table.
Ghost Coast Tommy Agave Spirit
87 points
A delicate and somewhat floral Agave spirit for distinctive sipping.
Santo Cuviso Bacanora Blanco
85 points
A complex and interesting agave spirit that has many cocktail applications.
Wiggly Bridge Distillery Agave Spirit
85 points
A mild and fruity Agave Spirit for light and citrusy cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Reposado Agave Spirit
84 points
A creamy spirit with sweet oak flavors.
Rabbit And Grass Blanco Agave Spirit
84 points
An interesting and zesty Agave spirit with earthy sensibilities.
Star Union Spirits Agave Spirit
81 points
An oak-centric spirit in a chewy style; cocktail with this one.