Re: American Tequila?
I have a bottle from South America that is called Agave
Did you perhaps mean "AGAVA" and South Africa? I ran across "Agava" in a local liquor store, but declined to fork out the $45 the were asking for it. As I remember, the alcohol was higher and I wasn't impressed with the references on the label to Mexican Tequila.
I have seen various products in Jalisco distilled without government licence - they were named "Licor de Agave" and "Distilaccion de Agave," and were very acceptable tequilas, but could never be marketed as such. Japan is also working to produce an agave liquor, but I haven't heard much about it for more than a year.
"Para que vino sepa a vino, hay que tomarlo con un amigo."