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El Jolgorio Ancestral Arroqueño

El Jolgorio Ancestral Arroqueño was produced in Sola de Vega, Oaxaca using clay pots.

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Brand:El Jolgorio Mezcal
Mezcalero:Felipe Velasco Jiménez, Justina Ruiz Perez
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:Sola de Vega
ABV: 50.9%
Age of plant: 7 years
Batch size: 180 bottles (Edition 1)
Release year: 2022
Website: https://casacortes.mx/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

El Jolgorio Ancestral Arroqueño was produced using 100% Maguey Arroqueño (Agave americana). Batch 2 was produced in El Platanar Gotzengo, San Francisco Sola, Sola de Vega, Oaxaca by Mezcalero Felipe Velasco Jiménez using clay pots.

El Jolgorio Mezcal

El Jolgorio translates to “the revelry”. Jolgorios are small festivals that occur in remote, mountain villages throughout Oaxaca, Mexico. They celebrate births, deaths, weddings and Saint’s days. For centuries, the lifeblood of these celebrations has been traditional mezcal. In 2010, the Cortés family began building a collective of top mezcal distillers from around Oaxaca. As of 2019, El Jolgorio represents sixteen different families, working in ten different regions of Oaxaca, Mexico, each with its own special story. Every bottle is hand-marked with the specific details of each batch, to truly connect the drinker with the family behind the expression.

In 2017, the team behind the brand realized that certain varieties of agave would be extremely limited and they would only be able to make them available once per year (if at all). They began packaging these rare editions in black bottles to set them apart from the other releases.

The artwork on the first 8 releases was created by Alejandro Peña (Espadin, Pechuga, Tobala, Cuixe, Madrecuixe, Tepeztate, Barril and Mexicano). The next 5 labels were created by Asis Cortes (Arroqueno, Jabalin, Coyote, Tobaxiche, and Cenizo) and the Sierrudo artwork was created by Alberto Almánza.

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Ben P

Ben P

120 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

ABV: 51.1%

Nose: Nose is nice and earthy, some clay, mulch, mango, plums, play doh.

Palate: wow, this is great. Confectionery fruit, soft pear, banana, coconut, soft velvety mouthfeel, then it quickly flips to cocoa, earthy, licorice moving to the finish. Finish is graphite, smokey potting soil?, tobacco, you get a clay chalkiness

This is awesome and exactly what I look for in a clay Arroqueno. Fruit in the front and clay earth in the back Lovely stuff.

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