We’re headed back to San Antonio, Texas for a taste of an intriguing spirit from Maverick Whiskey Distillery. The spirit we’re trying is called Agave Blanco and it’s made from agave nectar.
At this point you’re probably asking yourself, “Hey! That sounds like Tequila. Why don”t you just call it that?”
Sadly, there are rules, so you can’t just call any agave based spirit Tequila. Let’s let the Maverick folks explain:
Maverick Spirits’ Agave Blanco is distilled from 100% Blue Agave nectar, creating an approachable floral and fruit forward spirit. It is appealing to tequila lovers and non-tequila drinkers alike with its fragrant scents of dry white wine, apple blossom, roasted agave, and white pepper. The palate is loaded with agave, green fruit, vanilla and honeysuckle and a beautiful, lush mouthfeel. It is excellent in cocktails and delicious to sip on its own.
“It makes a lot of sense for us to produce this spirit, which is traditionally Mexican, right here at our distillery in Texas,” said Maverick Spirits Distillery Founder, Dr. Kenneth Maverick. “Our Agave Blanco has captured the attention of industry connoisseurs and earned prestigious awards, such as a John Barleycorn Gold Medal in 2020 and a Gold Medal at the 2021 Denver International Spirits Competition. We are excited to make it easier for people around Texas to try it through the expansion of our retail distribution in the state. Our Agave Blanco is now available for purchase online and can be shipped to people in 41 states around the country.”
When we first heard about this spirit during our livestream with Maverick’s head distiller, Kevin Graham, we were instantly intrigued. Thankfully, they were kind enough to send us a sample in a REALLY pretty bottle. Click play on the following video to find out what we thought of Agave Blanco:
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