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El Jolgorio Mexicano

El Jolgorio Mexicano tastes of light smoke, citrus, and peppers. It smells of roasted agave and syrup.

About this mezcal

El Jolgorio Mexicano smells of roasted agave and maple. It is made agave Mexicano (also known as Dobadaan in other communities), which grows to be quite large. This Mezcal is straightforward and right down the middle with hints of light smoke, citrus, and peppers.

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.

11 reviews

4.3 of out 5 stars


NickSanford

NickSanford

23 reviews
6 months ago

This Mexicano felt very soft and crackly when your first touch it to your lips. You then start getting strong notes of cocao, cinnamon, chocolate cream, with some small hints of lime and ginger. The cocao flavor stands out the most to me. The softness is delicious and this bottle is definitely worth adding to the collection. Everything from El Jolgorio has been nothing short of amazing. This Mexicano is no different.

Spirit_Chaser

Spirit_Chaser

19 reviews
9 months ago

Edition: 13, 2016, Ignacio Parada, 47%ABV

The nose is piney (pine sap), super spicy, mineral, lemon zest, along with some vegetal, roasted agave notes poking through. Roasted agave is more apparent on the taste as well as milk chocolate, juicy fruit gum, lemon/lime, mineral, and some berry fruit notes. Finish is long, semi-dry, ashy mint, a little soapy, and a tad strident. This Mexicano has a thin body but is extremely oily. All-in-in-all: Delicious!

PDutton

PDutton

65 reviews
9 months ago

Will try and update with batch info later, Ignacio Parada.

Big chocolates and some mint, with aspects of mole. Took a while to open up, but it has a great balanced finish with a good development upon entry. Proof is very in control with a complex nose and midpalate.

Rakhal

Rakhal

126 reviews
1 year ago

Lot 09. Ignacio Parada. Fresh berries, strawberries and raspberries, fresh mint, and wet forest leaves. Excellent Mexicano!

1 year ago

Would have liked to have given this 3.75/5. Didnt care for the finish. Smell was also a little light for me.

Solid but not worth the price. Would rather go with the Marca Negra

thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
1 year ago

edition 6, 2014, 47.1% abv, ignacio parada. smells like a warm greenhouse full of agave and rocks, with a waft of boozy sweetness somewhere between acetone and floral notes. quite nice on the nose. light and smooth on the palate. vegetal sweetness, slightly toasty, mineral-heavy finish. leaves a nice aftertaste. very pleasant all around. trying not to let my love of other mexicano expressions weigh on my ranking of this. this is an easy 4, but relative to other mexicanos i’ve had that are among my favorites (mezcalero special #2, marca negra, vago), this verges on negligible. more a testament to how good those other ones are than anything else.

edition 6, 2014, 47.1% abv, ignacio parada. smells like a warm greenhouse full of agave and rocks, with a waft of boozy sweetness somewhere between acetone and floral notes. quite nice on the nose. light and smooth on the palate. vegetal sweetness, slightly toasty, mineral-heavy finish. leaves a nice aftertaste. very pleasant all around. trying not to let my love of other mexicano expressions weigh on my ranking of this. this is an easy 4, but relative to other mexicanos i’ve had t

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2 years ago

Delicate nose, slight funky quality. Really velvety/creamy in the mouth. Alcohol and menthol on the finish isn’t hot but lends itself to a mild hum.

Chris

Chris

40 reviews
2 years ago

Edicion 07 2014 329/800. Definitely in another class compared to the Rey Campero Mexicano. This one is clay, in a good way, like it was distilled from earth instead of a plant. Aroma on the nose is fantastic. I will be interested to compare this to the Marca Negra Dobadan, which has several fans as well.

Squashplayer

Squashplayer

31 reviews
2 years ago

2014. Bottle117/850. Batch 05. Very nice indeed. Slightly smoky and sweet on the initial nose. I detect jalapeños and cotton candy on the palate. Really smooth and easy to drink. Enjoyed this one.

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

101 reviews
2 years ago

absolute treat!becoming a huge fan of this agave.in the right hands,it can be sublime.the nose is faint.slight smell of hay and baked sugar.entry is almost like water but the flavor comes on strong.sweet cashew and sugar pea.some garden produce with notes of honey.the finish is medium in length and is incredible.notes of white pepper and vanilla.NO BURN and velvety.WOW!

Jonny

Jonny

360 reviews
3 years ago

2013. Batch 003-Mex. Bottle 167/360. This is spicy and very vegetal on the nose. On the palate, this is super grassy, like a fresh summer morning with notes of pollen and wet flowers. This is really, really good. There’s nothing too overpowering and it settles well after the sip is finished.

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