Full Review

Santo Cuviso

Santo Cuviso
Bacanora Blanco

Category: Agave Spirit

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 46%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$94

Santo Cuviso
Bacanora Blanco

Category: Agave Spirit

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 46%
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.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Smoky, Spicy & Funky
Aroma Aroma: clay, cedar, grilled lamb, rubber, and green papaya
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of stone, lime pith, and mesquite
Smoothness Smoothness: Hot
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Last Word, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex and interesting agave spirit that has many cocktail applications.

The Importer

Preiss Imports, LLC

The Importer
432 Maple Street, Suite 4
Ramona, CA 92065
USA
1 760-789-9000

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Agave Spirit

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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.