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Creador Jabalí

Creador Jabalí is produced by maestro palenquero José Alberto Pablo in San Bernardo Mixtepec, Oaxaca.

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Brand:Creador Agave Spirits
Mezcalero:José Alberto Pablo
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:San Bernardo Mixtepec
ABV: 48.9%
Batch size: 100 liters (batch JAJA0422)
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.creadorspirits.com, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Creador Jabalí is produced by maestro palenquero José Alberto Pablo in San Bernardo Mixtepec, Oaxaca. This small-batch  100% agave expression was cooked in an underground river rock-lined stone oven (el horno) for 5 days, milled by hand with wood mallets (mazos) in a hollowed tree trunk (canoa), fermented 3-5 days in half-buried 90-liter clay pots, and twice distilled in 60-liter clay pots. The all-clay fermentation and distillation process makes this mezcal unique from most commercially available mezcals.

“My destilado is made with all the love and dedication it needs for it to be of unmatched quality.” – José Alberto Pablo

The first Creador Jabalí release, distilled in April 2021, used wild Agave convallis (Maguey Jabalí) sourced from El Vado de Sola de Vega. 190 liters were produced with 100 liters being released under the Creador label. The April 2021 batch was the first time José Alberto Pablo distilled Maguey Jabalí. The second Creador Jabali release was 150 liters (of a 190 liter batch).

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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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Batch JAJA0422. April 2021. Aromas of candied yams, sweet potatoes, cinnamon, juniper, and pumpkin pie. The palate has more notes that match to the palate. Hints of pumpkin, summer squash, and green cantaloupe. Additional notes of dried herbs like anise and juniper. This is full and rich yet so soft. Great Jabali!

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