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 This has a light aroma and is great for cocktails. The nose is restrained floral with a hint of spice. The palate has vegetal traces giving notes of spice, chili peppers and fruit. It is smooth and light. The finish is a gentle alcohol burn, lingering with roasted agave and notes of peat.
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.
ASp Joven 44% AV created from only one large plant that would have been at least 20 years old with the piña over 100Kg. This has a fresh nose with a hint of citrus, fresh grass and caramel. It gives a warm palate with spices, cooked agave, liquorice and earth. The finish is long with a good alcohol warmth, smoked agave and a nice balance.
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.
ASp Pechuga 47% AV created from Agave angustifolia (Espadin) growing wild on light sandy soil at 280m and 34° 14′ South. This was triple distilled with the final distillation containing various fruits, spices and the suspended chicken breast. This is Rosemary’s secret recipe and has resulted in a wonderfully aromatic and tasty spirit.