Creador Mexicano 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:||100 liters (batch JAME0422)|
|Website:||https://www.creadorspirits.com, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Creador Mexicano 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 release, distilled in January 2021, used Agave rhodacantha (Maguey Mexicano) sourced from Zimatlán de Alvarez. 200 liters were produced with 100 liters being released under the Creador label. The second release of Creador Mexicano was just 100 liters (of 300 total liters produced).
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 JAME0422. Jan 2021. Aromas charred tropical fruits, over-chewed bubble gum, strawberry water, cucumber, and honey. The palate is full of honey and sweet breads. Additional notes of oats and fresh flowers. This is very sweet and floral.