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. Grassy aromas of roasted spiced citrus and nuts, grass and paraffin, peppered honeycomb, and coleman’s fuel with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a peppery, amusing, long coconut and almond milks, hot copper, pepper, and vanilla wafer finish. An interesting moonshine-like agave spirit for punches and high-octane adventuresome cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Blanco Agave Spirit
88 points
$32
Clear color. Grassy aromas and flavors of roasted spiced citrus and nuts, grass, paraffin, and peppered honeycomb with a silky, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a spicy, delightful, long finish with nuances of coconut and almond milks, hot copper, and vanilla wafer. An interesting moonshine-like Agave Spirit for punches and high-octane adventuresome cocktails.
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.
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.
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.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Reposado Agave Spirit
83 points
$35
Pale straw color. Aromas of apple jelly, flaky pastry, hints of clove, and orange with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, brisk finish. A light, bright and slightly toasty spirit for fruity cocktails.
Western Reserve Distillers Organic Reposado Agave Spirit
83 points
$35
Pale straw color. Aromas and flavors of apple jelly, flaky pastry, hints of clove, and orange with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a tingling, swift finish. A light, bright and slightly toasty Agave Spirit for fruity cocktails.
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.