Creador Lumbre 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|
|Town:||San Bernardo Mixtepec|
|Batch size:||150 liters (batch JALU0422)|
|Website:||https://www.creadorspirits.com, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Creador Lumbre 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 Lumbre release, distilled in March 2020, used Agave angustifolia var (Maguey Lumbre) sourced from San Bernardo Mixtepec. 200 liters were produced with 150 liters being released under the Creador label. The second Creador Lumbre release, was a 600 liter blend of two batches produced in May 2021 (360 total liters) and August 2021 (420 liters).
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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Batch JALU0422. Bottle 155/200. Light aromas of apple cider vinegar and spearmint, but mostly clean on the nose. The palate is leathery on the first sip. Notes of freshly rolled cigars, dried dates, and tanned hides. There’s a splash of a little peppermint and some burnt sage on the palate of this as well. Very soft and delicate. Highly enjoyable and excited to try more from this brand.