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Rezpiral Arroqueño – Berta Vasquez

Rezpiral Arroqueño Series 7 from Berta Vasquez was produced using maguey Arroqueño that took 18-19 years to reach maturity.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Berta Vasquez
Town:San Baltazar Chichicapam
ABV: 43.5%
Age of plant: 18-19 years
Batch size: Series 7: 230 liters
Release year: 2022
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.

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9 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Jan 2022 Batch

10/20/22: This is a well rounded, nice, and approachable arroqueño. For me, it hits all of the key notes, and does so very well. It is nice and rich, coating the mouth with stone fruit flavors, and with a deep roasty quality, balanced with a hint of bitterness. The finish is bright and earthy, and quite long, building in intensity and depth with each sip. Delicious.

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