El Jolgorio Espadin is made by several different producers but each release is special. Some are aged in glass, others are made with wild Espadin.
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|Brand:||El Jolgorio Mezcal|
|COMERCAM:||0195A0042769A, opens in new window|
|Mezcalero:||Celso Luis Santiago, Ignacio Parada, Jose Cortez Santiago, Pedro Vasquez, Rafael Méndez Cruz, Valentin Cortes|
|Style:||Aged in Glass|
|Town:||Lachigui, San Luis del Rio, San Pedro Quiatoni, Santa Maria Zoquitlan, Santiago Matatlán|
|Website:||https://backbarproject.com/portfolio/casa-cortes/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
El Jolgorio Espadin is made with agave Espadin. Each batch of this uses Espadin from different remote areas, and some batches have been aged many years in glass. Other batches are made with wild agave Espadin, which is quite different from the cultivated Espadin that is much more common. Be sure to check the bottle for batch details.
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.