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El Jolgorio Espadin

El Jolgorio Espadin is made with wild agave Espadin that produces an herbacious taste and is a bit sharper with a hint of citrus.

Rating: (7 reviews)
Brand:El Jolgorio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O98X
Mezcalero:Celso Luis Santiago, Ignacio Parada, Jose Cortez Santiago, Rafael Méndez Cruz, Valentin Cortes
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Aged in Glass
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Luis del Rio, San Pedro Quiatoni, Santa Maria Zoquitlan, Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 47%
Website: http://www.eljolgoriomezcal.com/
About this mezcal

El Jolgorio Espadin is made with wild Espadin.  Though Espadin is the most widely used agave in Mezcal, the majority of it’s use is in the form of farm-grown Espadin. Though the farm-grown and the wild Espadin both carry the same name, the differences between the two couldn’t be greater.  Fans of Mezcal will taste the difference almost immediately. This wild Espadin produces an herbacious taste and it is a bit sharper with a hint of citrus.  Like most other Espadin Mezcals, it is very approachable but its wild roots seems to heighten the intensity of the Espadin’s familiar flavors.  Each batch of this uses Espadin from different remote areas, and some batches have been aged many years in glass. Be sure to check the bottle for batch details.

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.

7 reviews

4 of out 5 stars


Chris on Dec 10, 2018

33 reviews

  • Overall:

Edition 4 2009 1254/1550 Santiago. Not a huge nose, but sweet in the middle and a really great ending with green pepper and smoke. Jolgorios have gone a bit crazy with the arrival of pricey 250ml bottles. This is a little too boutique for me. A wild 750 espadin with age for a little more than a 250 of recent cuish is looking more attractive IMHO.

thamthong on Sep 7, 2018

46 reviews

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edition 07, 2014, 47.8%, pedro vasquez. one of the sweetest mezcals ive come across. deep, sugary nose with a bit of ethanol. tastes a bit like drugstore rainbow sherbet with mouthwatering acidity. a touch soapy, with ashy bitterness on the finish.

Ruud on Mar 28, 2018

4 reviews

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Batch 06 from 2016. Nice fragrance of agave and sweets. It coat the mouth with nice taste of fruit and some mint. Smoke in the finish. Very well balanced and a lot of taste. Is it the wild espadin that makes the difference? Very rich and lovely mezcal

razorbackmike on Nov 9, 2017

91 reviews

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one of the best espadins i have ever had!wild variety made by parada.hard to pick out individual notes but the sum is greater than single parts.no bite or burn.full agave sweetness with hint of smoke.goes down like water.some mint at the start.excellent!

Tyler on Aug 7, 2017

249 reviews

  • Overall:

A real beauty. Incredibly balanced all the way through. Batch #2, distilled in 2005, from mezcalero Ignacio Parada is a treat. This espadin is light on the palate and has zero bite at 47.8% ABV. I get a lot of citrus, wood spice, and burnt caramel. It finishes with light smoke. Mezcalheads rave about this batch of espadin with good reason.

Keith on Feb 9, 2017

33 reviews

  • Overall:

Edition 05, Harvest 2000, Bottle 360/1350, 48% ABV, Jose Cortez Santiago. Faintly floral nose. Pervasive effervescent-like tingling mouthfeel. Bright, indistinct main flavors, with barnyard earth beneath, followed by a short, dry, woody finish. The aftertaste is dominated by green resin and persistent tongue tingle, plus smoke in the background. Evaluated as a standalone Espadin, I give it 4 stars. However, El Jolgorio’s silvestre/wild Espadin of 2005 occupies that spot, and the 2000 harvest year batch lacks the former’s beauty, depth, and complexity. The 2000 gets only 3 stars from me when I rate it in comparison context.

Batch: 002-ESP, 47.8% ABV, Ignacio Parada, Bottle No. 1699/2080. This batch had a 2005 distillation date, 7 years stored in Damajuanas (demijohns), then bottled in 2012, effectively making this mezcal 11 years + rested in glass until the opening date, and it shows. A light nose, a taste of candied fruit for a brief moment, followed quickly by a robust expansion of herbaceous flavors, licorice note on the calmer side, with a flavorful finish of roasted agave, well water, sweetness, and maybe a whiff of hibiscus. Nice residual smokiness too. Good stuff!

Edition 05, Harvest 2000, Bottle 360/1350, 48% ABV, Jose Cortez Santiago. Faintly floral nose. Pervasive effervescent-like tingling mouthfeel. Bright, indistinct main flavors, with barnyard earth beneath, followed by a short, dry, woody finish. The aftertaste is dominated by green resin and persistent tongue tingle, plus smoke in the background. Evaluated as a standalone Espadin, I give it 4 stars. However, El Jolgorio’s silvestre/wild Espadin of 2005 occupies that spot, and the 2000

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Jonny on Nov 30, 2016

275 reviews

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Batch 002-ESP 2005 from Ignacio Parada. This batch was aged 8 years in glass before its release. It is the coolest, most-elegant Espadin I’ve ever tasted. It’s rich and buttery in aroma with notes of sweet agave and lavender. The flavor is perfectly balanced between fruit and smoke with a big round, viscous mouth feel that lingers on the tongue. Tasting notes include butter, nectarine, and clay,

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