Rezpiral Arroqueño Series 7 from Berta Vasquez was produced using maguey Arroqueño that took 18-19 years to reach maturity.
|Rating:||(1 review) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||San Baltazar Chichicapam|
|Age of plant:||18-19 years|
|Batch size:||Series 7: 230 liters|
|Website:||https://rezpiral.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Rezpiral Arroqueño from Berta Vasquez was produced using maguey Arroqueño (agave Americana) that took 18-19 years to reach maturity. The maguey were milled by tahona, fermented in cypress for 14 days, and double distilled in copper alambique stills. This was initially released as part of Rezpiral Series 7. Produced in January 2022, the final spirit was adjusted using heads and tails to 43.5% alcohol by volume.
Rezpiral brings selections of high-quality traditional small-batch (non-certified) Mezcals into a handful of places in the USA. At the core of the project is the embrace of an ethos that aims to respect and support the multi-generational knowledge, independence, flavors, lands, and ways of each mezcalero family.
Rezpiral’s small scale allows for the advocacy of diversity on different levels, from supporting the autonomy of producers & their continued production of artisanal mezcals to the preservation of local land control. Rezpiral actively supports master artisan’s proactive planting and management of agave; recollecting and incubating seeds, transplanting and farming diverse species of endemic agave in sustainable ways. Rezpiral directs 10% of earnings back into supporting artisans farming.
Rezpiral has a regional greenhouse to support independent small scale mezcaleros in cultivating and reforesting their lands with local endangered wild agave varietals. They also are highly focused on a cultural and conservation residency program.