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Rezpiral Jabali – Leonardo Hernandez

Rezpiral Jabali is a limited release from San Baltazar Guelevila, Oaxaca, an area rich in history for agave spirit production.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Mezcalero:Leonardo Hernandez
Town:San Baltazar Guélavila
ABV: 49%
Website: https://rezpiral.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Rezpiral Jabali 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. This mezcal has notes of summer melons, ground spices, minerals, and smoked avocado.

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.


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.

Member rating

3.75 out of 5

2 reviews



647 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Really nice Jabalí! Lots of fruit and some cotton candy sweetness. Would order again. The crew at Lone Star Taco in Allston, MA recommended it. Bottle was nearly empty.



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Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Series 4 by Leonardo. 49% ABV.

Solid Jabali. Nose is smoked meat and charred roasted tomatoes. Palate is powerful with pickled tomatoes, wet stone, cantaloupe, and iodine smoke, with a bit of acetone. Medium to long finish of more savory/pickled vegetables, wet stone, melon, and smoke. A very flavorful savory Jabali that is held back a little bit by having a stronger acetone note than most.

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