Espadín is the most prevalent species of agave in Mexico and reaches maturity earlier (7-12 yrs) than most other agaves. It also grows to be very large with a high sugar content, making it perfect for mezcal production. However, only the most unique lots of mezcal espadín crafted by the Casa Cortés collective of mezcaleros are bottled under the El Jolgorio brand, oftentimes vintage batches that were either reserved for resting, or simply “forgotten” and tucked away in the corner of the palenque.
About This Brand
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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