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.
The cuixe agave used to produce this mezcal grows for 13 years and is reportedly difficult to work with. The spirit in the bottle proves that the effort is worthwhile. It’s luscious and complex, pairing its minerality with a taste that’s surprisingly soft and sweet. It’s an expensive Mezcal, but worth every penny.