Creador Espadin Capon is made with agaves that had their quiote cut, condensing the sugars in the heart of the agave before production.
Creador Espadin Capon
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Brand:||Creador Agave Spirits|
|Mezcalero:||José Alberto Pablo|
|Town:||San Bernardo Mixtepec|
|Age of plant:||8-10 years|
|Batch size:||Lot JAEC1122: 300 liters|
|Website:||https://www.creadorspirits.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Creador Espadin Capon is made with 100% capon agaves. Capón is the act of cutting the quiote when it is jutting skyward from the center of the agave. This takes tremendous energy, which is in fact, sugar. With the quiote cut and nowhere for that energy to be expended, the sugar stays in the plant and transforms until the agave is harvested. The result – destilado with distinct and delicious characteristics.
Batch JAEC1122 is José Alberto’s first ever batch of espadín capón. This Agave angustifolia, was cultivated in the Sola de Vega region of Oaxaca, and took 8-10 years to reach maturity. The quiote was cut (capón), and the agave remained in the ground an additional 9 months before being harvested.
Creador Agave Spirits
Creador Agave Spirits seeks out independent family producers who have little to no representation outside of their local markets – producers who want to make a transition to full-time production of destilado and need help getting their agave spirits to market.
Creador strives to support palenqueros and their communities by providing autonomy for the producers, as well as fair pricing. The company does not contractually obligate producers, nor negotiate price – what the palenqueros ask, they pay, and the company will advise if they think the spirits are underpriced. Creador profit-shares with the producers, providing transparency into the complex economics of selling spirits into the tiered alcohol-distribution systems prevalent in the US.
Creador translates to “creator” and is an homage to the artisan creators of agave spirits, and a tribute to the creators and makers in us all. De la mano y el corazón – from the hand and the heart.
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Aromas of cotton candy and sweet corn. Some interesting flavors of adobe-cooked veggies with a green chili sauce. There is also a Fruit Roll-Ups “grainy fruit” thing going on. Everything from José Alberto has been super interesting. Batch JAEC1122.