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Rezpiral Arroqueno

Rezpiral Arroqueno is made by Reina Sanchez. She is well known throughout the region as one of the more unique distillers in all of Oaxaca.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Reina Sanchez
Town:San Luis Amatlan
Age of plant:11 years
About this destilado de agave

Rezpiral Arroqueno is part of the third series of small batch mezcals delivered to the US by Rezpiral. This mezcal was made by the renowned Reina Sanchez at her palenque in San Luis Amatlan, which is located at the end of a long dirt road, about an hour outside the town of Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. Reina’s mezcal is showcased at the finest mezcalerias in Oaxaca. This mezcal was made with agave that were cooked in a pit oven, mashed by hand with mallets, and double distilled in a copper still.


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.

3 reviews

4.2 of out 5 stars



73 reviews
2 years ago

Really enjoyable arroqueno by Renia Sanchez. Very approachable. You can taste the soil that she lives on. Comforting.



353 reviews
2 years ago

Love me some Reina Sanchez. This agave Arroqueño mezcal doesn’t have that “wild” aspect but it is very enjoyable. It tastes kind of like a really amazing agave Espadin mezcal with lots of cinnamon spice, apple pie, and lemon tart sorbet. Series 3.



361 reviews
2 years ago

Series 3. Aromas of sweet oak, fresh pine, and wet earth. The palate has a lot of earthy and mineral flavors. Notes of wet leaves, green grapes, and plantains. Reyna makes incredible mezcal and this is one of her best.

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