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Exploring the World of Agave Varietals

When it comes to agave spirits, there is a wide variety of varietals to choose from, each with its own unique characteristics and flavour profile. From the well-known blue Weber agave used in tequila, to the lesser-known espadin agave used in mezcal, each varietal has its own story to tell.

The blue Weber agave is the most widely used varietal in the production of tequila, known for its high sugar content and complex flavour profile. It is grown mainly in the Jalisco region of Mexico and requires a minimum of 7 years to mature before it can be harvested.

The espadin agave, on the other hand, is a more rustic varietal that is often used in the production of mezcal. It is grown in various regions of Mexico and requires a minimum of 8-10 years to mature. Its flavour profile is often described as smoky and earthy, due to the traditional roasting methods used in its production.

In Australia, we have our own variety of agave, the blue Weber agave, which is acclimated to the dry tropical regions of Queensland, the plants are grown in the volcanic soils and mature quickly. The agave grown in these regions deliver a truly regional, expressive and distinctive profile that exemplifies the very best of Australian terroir.

At Dirt Road, we use 100% blue Weber agave grown in the outback and traditional techniques to produce our hand-crafted, small-batch agave spirits. Each varietal has its own unique flavour profile, and we invite you to explore the world of agave varietals with us and discover the authentic taste of Australia.

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