Recuerdo Mezcal has introduced 5”KO Limited Edition Reposado. The name references one of the more memorable nights in UFC history: on July 6, 2019, MMA superstar and Recuerdo Mezcal partner Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal clocked the fastest knockout in UFC history just five seconds into the fight.
In honor of that fight, Recuerdo Mezcal 5″KO Limited Edition Reposado aged five months in new American oak barrels. It finished in the bottle with five gusanos (Spanish for agave worm), with only 5,000 total bottles produced.
Each bottle is numbered and will have a suggested retail price of $60.
5”KO Limited Edition Reposado is the only Mezcal with five gusanos, the company says, which adds smoothness to the liquid’s texture.
Recuerdo Mezcal 5”KO Limited Edition Reposado is made from agave Espadín plants, and crafted with traditional Mezcal production techniques. The mezcal is cooked over river rocks with certified pine and oak woods to achieve an environmentally friendly product, the company says. The river rocks are collected from the higher elevations of Oaxaca’s central valley rivers.
Rocks and woods utilized at the Recuerdo Mezcal distillery in Oaxaca are certified by the SEMARNAT (Mexican Ministry of Environmental Protection) to ensure that they are sourced through responsible and sustainable management of the local forests.
The result is a mezcal with a bright straw yellow color with smooth herbal, citrus, vanilla, chocolate and wood notes in the aroma, the company reports, and a subtle acidity, saltiness, delicate smokiness and a spicy finish.
“We wanted to tap into the explosive growth that the ultra premium and premium plus categories are experiencing within the mezcal category in the U.S. market, while also providing fans with a product that they haven’t seen before,” says Marcello Coppola, market manager of Recuerdo Mezcal. “We know that fans of Recuerdo Mezcal and Jorge are in for a treat when they buy a bottle.”
Recuerdo Mezcal 5”KO Limited Edition Reposado will be available in Texas, California, Florida, Nevada, Illinois and New York. It’s imported by González Byass USA. It is also available for order online at RecuerdoMezcal.com and reservebar.com.
This follows the launch last year of the brand’s flagship mezcals.