Samuel Maverick Agave Blanco is a Texas take on tequila. Distilled using a hybrid still (pot and column) and bottled in-house at Maverick Spirits Distillery in San Antonio, Texas, Agave Blanco is produced in the Lone Star State rather than in Mexico.
“Tequila, by law, has to be distilled in Mexico, and until recently, very few distilleries were making agave spirits in the United States as there was no category in the Federal regulations,” said Maverick Spirits Head Distiller, Kevin Graham. “Our founder, Dr. Kenneth Maverick, closely followed the early Federal discussions to determine an American style of Agave spirits. With our proximity to Mexico and history here in San Antonio, it made a lot of sense to us to produce Agave spirits. When the regulations were approved by the TTB (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau) for an Agave Spirit category, we were ready with a pre-designed label and recipe for distilling. In fact, we were the first distillery approved for producing Agave Spirits in the United States.”
Maverick Spirits’ Agave Blanco is distilled from 100% Blue Agave nectar and is now available for purchase online and can be shipped to people in 41 states around the country.”
GSN’s Remarks: If you love tequila, you will love this American iteration of an agave spirit. For many, a blanco tequila is their first foray into the category. Maverick’s version is virtually interchangable, with more character than you will usually find in a major brand’s expression. There is a light smokiness on the palate which adds a slight drying and semi-woody quality on top of the fruit forward character. Overall, this is fresh, smooth, and has a depth of body from the minerality of the water used to bring it down to proof. We like this one a lot, and look forward to trying their Reposado and Anejo releases when they eventually come to town. GSN Rating: A
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