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The History and Evolution of Agave Spirits

Agave spirits have a rich history and cultural significance dating back to ancient civilisations in Mesoamerica. The Aztecs and Maya used the sap of the agave plant to make a fermented beverage called pulque, while the indigenous people of Mexico used the roasted hearts of the agave plant to make a spirit called mezcal.

With the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, the production of agave spirits began to evolve. The Spanish introduced new distillation methods, as well as new varieties of agave, such as the blue Weber agave, which is now primarily used in the production of tequila.

Today, agave spirits have become increasingly popular around the world. Tequila, made exclusively from blue Weber agave, is a staple in Mexican culture and is now widely consumed around the world. Mezcal, which can be made from a variety of agave plants, has also gained popularity in recent years for its unique flavour profile and artisanal production methods.

At Dirt Road, we are passionate about preserving the traditional methods and cultural significance of agave spirits while also incorporating modern techniques. We use 100% Australian-grown blue Weber agave and traditional methods of production to create a truly unique and authentic agave spirit. Join us on the journey of discovery and taste the true craftsmanship of our small-batch agave spirits.

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