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Rezpiral Mexicano / Espadin / Tepextate – Berta Vasquez

Rezpiral Mexicano / Espadin / Tepextate from Berta Vasquez was produced in the community of San Baltazar Chichicapam.

About this destilado de agave

Rezpiral Mexicano / Espadin / Tepextate from Berta Vasquez was produced in the community of San Baltazar Chichicapam. The maguey were milled by tahona, fermented in cypress, and double distilled in copper alambique stills.

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.

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GMAD

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Rated 5 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Series 6, March 2021, 46.8 or 48.8%(?), K&L Exclusive

Nose – So fresh, earthy, and natural, but still having a lot of punch; fresh cut grass, lemon trees, wet dirt, fresh produce, and river water with some driftwood mixed in.

Palate – Tangy; but think vegetal with the slightest touch of citrus. Like a green-juice sweetened with honey, plus some individual notes of cabbage, lettuce, green peppers, carrots, sugar cane, and the sweet citruses, like a few slices of ripe oranges or some mandarin tangerines. This is like that Japanese side salad that comes dressed in a sweet orange-based vinaigrette. Absolutely sublime in Mezcal form.

Finish – A very long, mellow, bittersweet and tangy finish; fresh ginger, grapefruit, and some orange rind.

So good. Absolutely delicious. Had to get this one uploaded to sing its praises! This was an old batch from K&L that came and went. Sadly it seems this release never got much attention, but for me it instantly became one of my all-time faves! Rare 5-star from me. It’s how I was introduced to Maestra Berta Vasquez and I’ve been in love ever since. Try it if you can… hopefully there’s a case of these lost somewhere in K&L’s backrooms because I would like another!

Series 6, March 2021, 46.8 or 48.8%(?), K&L Exclusive
Nose – So fresh, earthy, and natural, but still having a lot of punch; fresh cut grass, lemon trees, wet dirt, fresh produce, and river water with some driftwood mixed in.
Palate – Tangy; but think vegetal with the slightest touch of citrus. Like a green-juice sweetened with honey, plus some individual notes of cabbage, lettuce, green peppers, carrots, sugar cane, and the sweet citruses, like a few slices of ripe oranges or

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