ASp Batch details
Below is information on each current ASp Lot number, with most recent first. Three months after the sale of the last bottle in a batch the information will be removed from this website. If you have a bottle in a batch that is not shown here and would like to know the details please contact us through email or social media and we will be more than happy to provide the information.
Where not specified the plants used are Agave americana, harvested wild (silvestre), at about 220m elevation and 30° 19′ South. The plants are cooked in an earthen oven using eucalyptus wood and are mechanically chopped. The distillers are Stephen Beale and Rosemary Smith. Rosemary and Stephen are the entire workforce with Rosemary usually doing the tasting notes.
The 300 litre copper pot still uses electric elements and is powered by renewable energy. The whole process tries to minimise environmental impact as far as possible, while being guided by the Mexican tradition. There are practical limitations to this of course but we try!
ASp Joven 44% AV The nose is caramel, dry vegetation, Australian bushland and olive brine. The palate has butterscotch in a good way as well as hints of clay and earth, forest floor with subtle finishing notes of oak. These tasting notes are from Jason Demasi who kindly provided them for us.
Please note we have changed the order of our Lot Numbers. It is now the individual batch followed by the year (previously it was the other way around).
ASp Reposado 44% AV This has a golden colour and the aroma is sweet wood, burnt caramel with a hint of smoke and agave plant. The palate is thick and coats the tongue well. Spices, oak and agave all come through with a slightly earthy tone. The finish has a firm dose of alcohol as well as agave and oak tones.
This has been rested in ex-bourbon barrels for almost 4 months and is possibly the second Australian Agave Spirit Reposado (after our first).
ASp Joven 44% AV Here are Tasting Notes from one of our Customers- The Nose has green chili, a touch of menthol, green olive brine and underlying sweetness; butterscotch, caramel, cooked agave. The palate is oily and viscous, ash and earth at fore-palate, apple core and green pepper at mid-palate. Very long and powerfully sweet finish; butterscotch, caramel, cooked agave. From start to finish, the palate only grows brighter and brighter. Sold Out 26/01/2021
ASp Abocardo 44% AV created as a third distillation in a similar style to Pechuga but without the chicken or turkey breast. It uses only herbs, spices and fruits to make an interesting and tasty spirit. In Mexico this is not usually available outside the family. It is not for sale on our website so if you are interested talk to us directly. Sold out 04/02/2021
ASp Joven 44% AV created from only 4 plants that were about 18 years old. Only a small amount has been sold at this stage as it is entered in a competition. The rules require us to reserve a set amount and that is most of the batch. For those that do try it, you will appreciate its mineral taste. The nose is green, minerally with a hint of floral and fresh cut weeds. The palate is spicy, burnt caramel, earthy with a hint of fruit as well as smooth and balanced. The finish has good alcohol warmth and length with the mineral persisting. Sold Out 08/03/21