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Rezpiral Coyote

Rezpiral Coyote is a limited release due to the small batch copper pot still production in San Baltazar Guelevila, Oaxaca.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Rezpiral Mezcal
Mezcalero:Leonardo Hernandez
Agave:Coyote
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 46%
Age of plant: 10 years
Website: https://rezpiral.com/
About this mezcal

Rezpiral Coyote is a small batch mezcal from San Baltazar Guelevila. This mezcal is made by maestro mezcalero Don Leonardo Hernandez, who is a 5th generation mezcalero. Don Leonardo reportedly planted 30,000 agave Tobala plants in 2017, and he’s known to have large stocks of other agave as well. This batch was just 150 liters total, so there is limited supply.

Rezpiral Mezcal

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.

2 reviews

4.5 of out 5 stars


charles_nyc on Aug 24, 2018

2 reviews

  • Overall:

Series 2, Bottle 152/200 – Excellent and well balanced.

SBP on Aug 22, 2018

6 reviews

  • Overall:

Series 2, Bottle 30/200
If you can get your hands on this, definitely try it. This one is on the lighter side. The nose has wet spring leaves at first. As it sits in the glass, it transforms into a sugary agave smell with a hint of lime, all while still having an herbaceous hint. Textually, it has a slightly oily mouthfeel. Taste wise, there is only a tiny hint of smoke – it is incredibly approachable. The main flavors in the first few sips are minty/vegetal. These eventually transition into something a bit sweeter, almost like the smell of sweet grass in the spring but with a slight minerality giving it body and balancing out the more ethereal flavors. It would best to have this Mezcal first or by itself in an evening – the more delicate flavors won’t come through well if you have had another Mezcal before it.

Series 2, Bottle 30/200
If you can get your hands on this, definitely try it. This one is on the lighter side. The nose has wet spring leaves at first. As it sits in the glass, it transforms into a sugary agave smell with a hint of lime, all while still having an herbaceous hint. Textually, it has a slightly oily mouthfeel. Taste wise, there is only a tiny hint of smoke – it is incredibly approachable. The main flavors in the first few sips are minty/vegetal. These eventually transition in

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