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El Jolgorio Cenizo (A. Karwinskii)

El Jolgorio Cenizo is made with the rare agave Cenizo, which is a member of the Karwinskii family. Cenizo is notably difficult to work with.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:El Jolgorio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O98X
Mezcalero:Ignacio Parada
Agave:Cenizo
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria Zoquitlan
ABV: 48%
Website: http://www.eljolgoriomezcal.com/
About this mezcal

El Jolgorio Cenizo is made with 100% agave Cenizo (Karwinskii) that took 14 years to mature. The first batch of this mezcal was released as a fairly large lot considering how seldom agave Cenizo is used in Oaxacan Mezcal. Master Mezcalero Ignacio Parada is well known for his work with wild agave, and this Cenizo is no exception to his strong record of creating great mezcal. Notes of this mezcal include sweet nectar, chalky minerals, and sea salt. It has a long, extended finish. Newer releases of this mezcal come in a black bottle. Newer bottles of this are no longer labelled Cenizo as the CRM told El Jolgorio that Cenizo could not be used to name this Karwinskii agave. Despite the local naming, this is now simply called A. Karwinskii.

El Jolgorio Mezcal

Traditional, artisanal Mezcal forms an important part of rituals, ceremonies and festivities - known as "Jolgorios" - in villages in Oaxaca, México. El Jolgorio Mezcals are made exclusively from different species and varieties of wild and semi-wild harvested agave by Maestro Mezcaleros in local villages in Oaxaca, and are twice distilled in copper pot stills. On every bottle is inscribed the species of agave, the age at harvest, the village of production, the name of the Maestro Mezcalero, and the batch and lot number so as to truly connect the drinker with the land, people, and plants at the heart and soul of our Mezcal. Each lot may have different information. Check your bottle for details.

3 reviews

4 of out 5 stars


COak on Nov 5, 2018

41 reviews

  • Overall:

I’m a big fan of karwinskiis so this was a treat. Vegetal, minerally and minty. It’s really nice and worth a try.

Jonny on Oct 26, 2018

258 reviews

  • Overall:

Edition 01. Harvest 2014. 440 bottles. This is definitely a karwinskii. Vegetal aromas with hints of spearmint and jalapeño peppers. Palate notes of high minerality, green peppers, and buttery asparagus. This is really good. Very enjoyable.

Squashplayer on Jan 9, 2018

19 reviews

  • Overall:

Batch 01, Harvest 2014. 440 bottles. Produced by Ignacio Parada who also does an out of this world mezcal jabali. An oaky smoke on the nose but sweetness on the palate. The finish is long and spicy. This is a very interesting mezcal that seems to get better each time I pour a taste. Too bad this is such a rare agave used for mezcal. Definitely worth a try.

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