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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 maguey 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.

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.

21 reviews

4.02 out of 5


James Christian

James Christian

17 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Did not catch the batch.
Nose was super smooth and very fruity. Not much alcohol in the nose at all.
Mouth: Hot and intense at first, but then it settles down and just smooths out with a tiny bit of tingle on the lips.
Taste: Bingo… love it. Very light smoke and wet earth, complicated and mixed with florals going into a really long finish. It’s great.

jmehrk35

jmehrk35

10 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Mexicano. Edition 07. Harvest 2014. Bottle 119/800. 47% ABV. Regulo Martinez. Pulenque Rio Seco.
Prickly initial nasal impact. Aroma: wet ferns in a humid forest, pine resin, jalapeno, mint. Mouth feel is soft with a touch of soapiness (not in a bad way).
Nice initial ancho pepper heat on the tongue that gives way to a very mineral/slate flavor followed by honey, chocolate, mint, citrus zest, pine. A nice presence of smoke inhaled from cooking agave hits on the retro hale. There is a lactic component in the background and some dark berries. The buzz on the tongue lingers to an evolving finish. Keeps showing more ankle the more you drink it

Mexicano. Edition 07. Harvest 2014. Bottle 119/800. 47% ABV. Regulo Martinez. Pulenque Rio Seco.
Prickly initial nasal impact. Aroma: wet ferns in a humid forest, pine resin, jalapeno, mint. Mouth feel is soft with a touch of soapiness (not in a bad way).
Nice initial ancho pepper heat on the tongue that gives way to a very mineral/slate flavor followed by honey, chocolate, mint, citrus zest, pine. A nice presence of smoke inhaled from cooking agave hits on the retro hale. There is a lactic comp

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aarild

aarild

67 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

002-MEX from 2012, by Valentin Cortes.
Smells of fresh hay in a field with wild flowers, chocolate and a light barnyard funk.
Malt, a bit grass, followed by blackberries and vanilla. Lots of subdued, chocolate-y spice. Great mezcal, and a super interesting well of flavours. A bit overly dry finish for a full score, though.

COak

COak

136 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

2013, 003-MEX, Valentin Cortes. This is one unique mezcal, It’s similarities to single malt Scotch is uncanny! Lots of peat and smoke on this. Definitely worth trying this edition if you see it.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

300 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

LOTE: GZHME170517EJ
Nose – Vegetal but extremely subtle.

Palate – An initial serrano pepper heat that quickly fades. Then smokey, salted butterscotch that lasts and lasts. A very long, pleasant finish. Great stuff!

PinzonLiz

PinzonLiz

1 review
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 months ago

Edition 15 Harvest 2017 Bottle 349/1050

PhilBrunski

PhilBrunski

25 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Edition 6 – 2014

Like eating milk chocolate in a greenhouse. Mint, light smoke, and rain water too. Really vegetal and clean tasting. Similar to the Pierde Almas Tobala I have but with less anise and funk and more of that jolgorio smooth clarity you find in a lot of their bottlings. Delicious!

meserole

meserole

69 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Pillowy soft mouthfeel, slate on the tongue, pleasant but not particularly complex considering the heights that El Jolgorio can reach. For an easy sipper I would rather go for the Neta Espadin that I can buy for about $30 less than this in the US.

Edition 15-2016. Bottle 198/1050. Tried at Mezcalogia bar in Oaxaca City.

t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Medium mouth feel with no immediately apparent smokiness. Sweet honey, bready again, Gouda cheese and pepper. The lactic cheese note is interesting but really nice.

Mansson

Mansson

71 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Edition 06, distilled 2014. Quite vegetal, like a lawn after rainfall. Notes of mint, rubber and jalapeños. Mineral finish. Well-balanced and very enjoyable.

NickSanford

NickSanford

23 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years 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

20 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years 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!

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

164 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years 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

317 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

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

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

302 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars3 years 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
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years 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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Wanderingspider

Wanderingspider

46 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 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
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 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

34 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 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

126 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 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

535 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 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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