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Rezpiral Tobasiche – Simeon & Apolonio

This Rezpiral Tobasiche is made by Simeon & Apolonio Ramirez in the community of San Agustin Amatengo, Oaxaca.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Rezpiral
Mezcalero:Apolonio Ramirez, Simeon Ramirez
Maguey:Tobaziche
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Refrescador
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Agustín Amatengo
ABV: 50%
Website: https://rezpiral.com/
About this destilado de agave

This Rezpiral Tobasiche is made by Simeon & Apolonio Ramirez in the community of San Agustin Amatengo, Oaxaca. The ABV may vary by batch, so check your bottle for details.

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.

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.

3 reviews

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meserole

meserole

18 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Really wanted a 100% tobasiche – my only experience thus far being at the Lalocura palenque – and saw this attractive little bottles at Astor Spirits in NYC ($99).

Nose was that familiar and predictable deep herbal grassiness with a bit of carmelized sugar. First sip came off a bit flat with pungent grass followed by acetone — only, I then remembered what Lalo had taught us about drinking mezcal properly, and on the second taste with my palette fully coated, I could appreciate a smooth body with notes of coconut cream, lemongrass, and citrus. Didn’t have any surprise aftertaste (something I love in my absolute favorites, like Neta’s espadin) but a clean finish, and something I could easily drink myself into oblivion with without hardly noticing. 😉

Really wanted a 100% tobasiche – my only experience thus far being at the Lalocura palenque – and saw this attractive little bottles at Astor Spirits in NYC ($99).
Nose was that familiar and predictable deep herbal grassiness with a bit of carmelized sugar. First sip came off a bit flat with pungent grass followed by acetone — only, I then remembered what Lalo had taught us about drinking mezcal properly, and on the second taste with my palette fully coated, I could appreciate a sm

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Jordan

Jordan

9 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Now that I ordered a second bottle for my archives, I can tell you that this is a very special mezcal. Reminds me a lot of juju dhau, a sweet custard made in Nepal that is often made with cloves, cardamom, coconut and cashew. Very rich, enveloping and distinctive, this mezcal is extremely complex.

Gregg T&T

Gregg T&T

62 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Freshly opened can of tennis balls, eucalyptus and ginger root. Herbaceous with notes of clover and lemongrass. This one is big and bold and I love it. A standout Tobaziche.

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