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Rezpiral Cuishe – Berta Vasquez

This Rezpiral Cuishe is produced by famed maestra mezcalera Berta Vasquez in the community of San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$
Brand:Rezpiral
Mezcalero:Berta Vasquez
Maguey:Cuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Baltazar Chichicapam
ABV: 46%
Website: https://rezpiral.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

This Rezpiral Cuishe is produced by famed maestra mezcalera Berta Vasquez in San Baltazar Chichicapam, Oaxaca. The ABV will vary by batch. Check your bottle for details.

2017, series #1: Eleven different master-crafted spirits by three independent artisan producers of three pueblos; spirits from nine different wild and domesticated agave varietals (espadin, tobala, barril, tobaziche, mexicano, tepextate, tobala orejon, cuish, and tripon).

2020, series #5, first release: seventeen complex artisanal small batch agave spirits. From Berta Vasquez of San Baltazar Chichicapam, 45 liters of Mexicano from a 150 liter batch, Tepextate, Espadin, Tobala/Tepextate ensamble (2/3 & 1/3), Cuish and a Cuish/Tobala/Tepextate ensamble. From Aureliano Hernandez of San Baltazar Guelevila a 130 liter batch of Pechuga de Café, a 400 liter batch of Arroqueño and 200 liter batch of Coyote. From Abel Martinez of Santo Domingo Albarradas, a 180 liter batch of Jabali/Mexicano, a 2019 180 liter batch of Tobala. From Simeon Ramirez of San Agustin Amatengo a 100 liter batch of Espadin & Piñuela, a 40 liter batch of Piñuela, a 100 liter batch of Mexicano & Tepeztate. From Reina Sanchez of San Luis Amatlan, a 200 liter 2018 batch of Tepextate, and Madrecuish. From Ignacio Antonio of San Vicente Coatlan, a 120 liter batch of Espadin.

Rezpiral

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 out of 5


GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

264 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Musty sweetness. I get the same hickory smoke that zack gets. This almost tastes like a distilled rauchbier. Almost like bbq in a glass. Good, but happy I didnt commit to more than one pour

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

142 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Nose – Toasted butterscotch. Canned pears.

Palate – Fruity, syrupy sweetness like canned fruit cocktail. Nice bump in heat in the middle. Great, extended finish – hickory smoke and orange marmalade.

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