Agave angustifolia


Espadin

About Agave angustifolia

Espadin is the agave species most typically used in mezcals, and is a descendent of the Blue Agave (Agave Tequilana) used to make Tequila. An alternative latin name is Agave Vivipara.\n\nEspadin is a medium sized Agave, approximately 4 feet tall with a dense rosette, rounded in outline, atop a short trunk 1 to 2 feet tall that is usually hidden until plants get some age. The 2 foot long leaves are fairly stiff, narrow (2-4 inches) and concave towards the middle with a broad central band colored pale green and strong creamy white margins that often have a flush of pink.

Mezcals made with Agave angustifolia: