Maguey Espadín
A. angustifolia

‘Espadín‘ Region

Area where maguey ‘Espadín‘ ( A. angustifolia) grows in Mexico. Brown fading represents density of plants in an area.

‘Mezcal’ Denomination of origin

Area where a distillate produced with an agave can be legally labelled as mezcal.

Political Boundary

‘Espadín‘ info

  • ~86% of all certified mezcal produced in 2019 was made with ‘espadín’ (a. angustifolia). Its popularity among mezcal fans comes from its easiness to drink, among mezcaleros due to its high yield.
  • Extends over an area in Mexico roughly equivalent in size to the province of British Columbia in Canada.
  • 1 to 2m height
  • June to August (Flowering season)
  • 6 to 8 years (Life expectancy / maturity)
  • 30-1770 meters above sea level