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Todos Santos Mezcaleros Tobala

El Jolgorio Todos Santos Mezcaleros Tobala was distilled by Maestro Mezcalero “Tio” Pedro Vasquez and bottled at a traditional 54% ABV.

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Cost:$$$$
Brand:El Jolgorio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O98X
Mezcalero:Pedro Vasquez
Maguey:Tobala
Agave:Potatorum
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
State:Oaxaca
Town:Lachigui
ABV: 54%
Age of plant: 15 years
Batch size: 672 bottles
Release year: 2021
Website: https://casacortes.mx/collections/el-jolgorio, opens in new window

About this mezcal

El Jolgorio Todos Santos Mezcaleros Tobala is a special edition – released in 2021. Todos Santos (All Saints), an important event in Mexican culture, is a three-day celebration of friends and loved ones who have passed on. Casa Cortes released this bottle as part of its second Todos Santos release:

Casa Cortés proudly celebrates the life of San Luis del Rios’ revered Master Mezcalero, Rafael Méndez Cruz, with the second edition of its highly anticipated ‘Todo Santos Mezcal’. Casa Cortés honors its strong relationship with the Méndez family and the community of San Luis del Rio by donating 100% of the proceeds toward building the “Rafael Méndez Cruz Commemorative Park” in San Luis del Rio.

Maestro Mezcalero “Tio” Pedro Vasquez distilled this batch in 2021 and it was bottled at a traditional 54% ABV.

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.

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edgy4sure

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Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 weeks ago

Ed 2021, harvest 2019, bottle 245/672, 54% ABV. Initial thoughts were that the price was not justified, but mezcals can be tricky, so I had at it again last night and it took another path. On the nose, it went from offensive to far more tolerable. Similar experience on the palate. It is complex and take on a number of tasting notes and I liken it to a chameleon, constantly changing. Fruity once things get going. EJ just never really lets you down, such quality products – fortunate to have a 2nd bottle of this for “down the road” (same as the arroqueno)

Ed 2021, harvest 2019, bottle 245/672, 54% ABV. Initial thoughts were that the price was not justified, but mezcals can be tricky, so I had at it again last night and it took another path. On the nose, it went from offensive to far more tolerable. Similar experience on the palate. It is complex and take on a number of tasting notes and I liken it to a chameleon, constantly changing. Fruity once things get going. EJ just never really lets you down, such quality products – fortunate to have

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