Part of the El Jolgorio Special Release series, Coyote is made with wild agaves harvested by Pedro Vasquez and his family, near his remote mountain distillery in Lachigui. Located in the southern district of Miahuatlán, Lachigui is well off the beaten path and something of a mezcal oasis in an otherwise rugged, harsh landscape. It is in these high elevation, mineral-laden fields that Tio Pedro cultivates a wide variety of agaves from which he produces some of the most sought after mezcals in the category. Agave Coyote is a sub-variety of agave Americana species (var. Oaxacensis) that can take 16 years to reach maturity. Thus, it shares the same Latin name as agave Arroqueño, yet they are quite different in both physical appearance and flavor profile. This elegant and vivacious mezcal was first released in 2017 and is the most limited of all the Special Release bottlings.
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Mezcal forms an important part of rituals, ceremonies, and festivities in villages in our homeland of southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. These celebrations - also known as Jolgorios - always involve mezcal, a drink that spans cultures and bonds families. Fifteen unique El Jolgorio Mezcals are made from different species and varieties of rare agaves by master distillers in remote villages in the Central Valleys region of Oaxaca. Each El Jolgorio label signifies a different agave variety, with each tiny batch released in sequentially numbered editions. Due to the scarcity of wild agaves and the company's commitment to sustainability, the batches rotate, meaning each new edition might be produced from different regional producer within the network of mezcaleros. The label for each consecutive edition bears the name of the mezcalero, village, age of agave at harvest, and number of bottles produced, to connect the drinker with the place of origin and the families behind the spirit.
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