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Creador Mexicano + Espadín

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

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Creador Agave Spirits
Mezcalero:José Alberto Pablo
Maguey:Espadin, Mexicano
Agave:Angustifolia, Rhodacantha
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:San Bernardo Mixtepec
ABV: 48.2%
Batch size: 100 liters (batch JAEN0422)
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.creadorspirits.com, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Creador Mexicano + Espadín 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 Mexicano + Espadín release, distilled in May 2020, used Agave rhodacantha (Maguey Mexicano) and Agave angustifolia (Maguey Espadin) sourced from San Bernardo Mixtepec. 250 liters were produced with 100 liters being released under the Creador label.

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.

You can now order Creador directly to your door.

Member rating

4.25 out of 5

2 reviews

Jim's Drams

Jim's Drams

6 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Nose is stewed fruits, warm spices, maybe a Chinese 5 spice powder, and some traces of umami. Palate also brings cooked fruit and something roasted and savory. At a quick glance, you might mistake this for a pechuga, but a deeper exploration reveals that all that complexity is coming from the agave and the production methods. Batch JAEN0422.



705 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Batch JAEN0422. May 2020. Yellowish rusty coloration to the mezcal. Aromas of lavender drier sheets, opium incense, new tennis balls, fresh rubber, and burnt sage. Incredibly soft palate. Notes of charred vegetables, cherry cough drops, and grilled corn. There’s a deep root-like element to this with some additional notes of smoked oak and charred meats.

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