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November 20, 2018

Have you seen the back label of a bottle of marmalade? You have probably have seen the amount of sugar, fruit, preservatives and even how many carbs it has. Have you seen the back label of a bottle of your favorite distillate? In most of the cases you will only get to see the alcohol by volume, the amount of liquid contained in the bottle and the country of origin. The fact is that the international laws that regulate the information alcohol consumers can read in the labels are quite relaxed and that many producers have taken advantage of that situation to hide important information regarding the contents of their spirits and the processes behind them.

This is a diverse industry. In the shelves of a store you can regularly find a handcrafted and traditional product standing just beside a fully industrial one from which thousands of litters were produced. Both can have valuable attributes and we are not to judge if one is better to other, but we do believe consumers have the right to know what is the difference between them, what is the promise that the brand stands for.

Now, by this point you probably wonder what is that is that man doing in the top of this post, staring at you with his white wig. Well, he is a swede scientist that has inspired us in many ways. Carl Von Lineé, one of the big names in the history of science developed a nomenclature with which a complete classification of living creatures was done. In this process, it was in  __ that he came up with a name for a plant that has been the epicenter of our adventures in this industry: Agave. What a word he picked! “Agave” Comes from the Ancient Greek   Ἀγαυή (Agauḗ, “Agave”), from ἀγαυός (agauós, “noble, illustrious”) or ‘the admirable one”. 

This is not a website devoted exclusively to the Agave Spirits, but to the spirits that are agave, those that are noble, admirable and illustrious. That is our classification. But what do we mean by that?

The Noble

We believe in transparency as a gesture of nobility. Therefore, the noble spirits in our classification are those whose producers decide to declare in total liberty and with their word as a guaranty of truth the information about their products. The noble spirits declare their fair trade policy, their environmental practices, the contents of their product, and their production processes as a whole. It is not easy to be transparent, but it is definitely noble.

 The illustrious

The knowledge that has been passed from generation to generation configuring the historic taste for spirits of a community is one of the purest and most valuable expression of the everyday culture. It talks not only about the way a community likes their traditional spirits but about their whole understanding of their place in the universe, their connection with the transcendent, and the rituals that bounds each other as a community.

Thanks for joining us in quest of finding noble and admirable producers and illustrious distillates. If you are here you might already be an Agavista. A consumer willing to know more about the spirits you love.

The Admirable 

Noble producers that commit to improve the conditions of their workers, their environmental impact of their processes, and that show responsibility towards the society are the ones we want to support in this platform. They might not be perfect, but being willing to improve is absolutely admirable.

Have you seen the back label of a bottle of marmalade? You have probably have seen the amount of sugar, fruit, conservers and even how many carbs it has. Have you seen the back label of a bottle of your favorite distillate? In the most cases you will only be able to see the alcohol by volume, the amount of liquid contained in the bottle and the country of origin. The fact is that the international laws that regulate the information alcohol consumers can read in the labels are quite relaxed and that many producers have taken advantage of that situation to hide important information regarding the contents of their spirits and the processes behind them.

This is a diverse industry. In the shelves of a store you can regularly find a handcrafted and traditional product standing just beside a fully industrial one from which thousands of litters were produced. Both can have valuable attributes and we are not to judge if one is better to other, but we do believe consumers have the right to know what is the difference between them, what is the promise that the brand stands for.

Now. By this point you probably wonder what is that is that man doing in the top of this post, staring at you with his white wig. Well, he is a Swede that has inspired us in many ways. Carl Von Lineé __   In  __ he came up with a name for a plant that has been the epicenter of our adventures in this industry. Agave

This is not a website devoted exclusively to the Agave Spirits, but to the spirits that are agave, those that are noble, admirable and illustrious. That is our classification. But what do we mean by that?

Noble

Admirable

Illustrious

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