This Rezpiral Espadin is made by mezcalero Abel Martinez in the community of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Oaxaca.
Rezpiral Espadin – Abel Martinez
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||Santo Domingo Albarradas|
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About this destilado de agave
This Rezpiral Espadin is made by mezcalero Abel Martinez in the community of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Oaxaca. The Series 4 release of this Espadin is actually 3 different batches, produced in three consecutive months in late 2018 / early 2019. The ABV of each batch may vary, so check your bottle to see which batch you have.
2019, series #4, second release: six beautifully complex artisanal small batch agave spirits: A 77 liter batch of Mexicano & Tepextate ensamble crafted by Berta Vasquez, 150 liter batch of espadin crafted by Abel Martinez, a batch of Tequilana crafted by Reina Sanchez, a triple distilled Jabali created by Leo, a batch of Tobala with Frutas crafted by Aureliano Hernandez, and a batch of Tobaziche created by SImeon & Apolonio Ramirez.
2019, series #4, first release: A hand-selected selection of fifteen beautifully complex artisanal small batch agave spirits – by Abel Martinez of Santo Domingo Albarradas, Berta & Mario Vasquez of San Baltazar Chichicapam, Aureliano Hernandez of San Baltazar Guelevila, Reina Sanchez of San Luis Amatlan, Leonardo of San Baltazar Guelevila, and Simeon & Apolonio Ramirez of San Agustin Amatengo.
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 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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Zack Klamn512 reviews
Nose – Light aromas – icing sugar, lawn clippings, nutmeg.
Palate – Milky, spicy cinnamon – delicious! Mandarin orange. Fire-kissed grass. Animal cracker cookies and dry, smoked brisket in the finish. The heat is manageable but still packs a bit of a punch – call it a solid jab. All in all, fantastic stuff! Incredible espadin!
Rich and powerful, brine forward and lightly acidic. Faint hit of cocktail onion, clay, minerality. Bright, savory, enticing.
Wow, this is really great. Not something Id peg for an Espadin blind, its loaded with so much complexity and flavor, with a really fascinating nose. Im a big fan here, and Rezpiral continues to demonstrate their ability to bring some of the very best to market.
Series 4. Very solid Espadin. Aromas of cinnamon, caramel, maple, gun powder, pencil lead, and copper. The palate is balanced, complex, and subtle. Notes of barbecued meats, mesquite, tanned leather, and brown sugar. This is really nice and enjoyable.