Part of the El Jolgorio Special Release series, the agave Jabalí is named for its resemblance to the ridged back and sharp, curved tusks of a wild boar, or jabalí. The plant’s fibers are strong, making it difficult to break down during harvest. If that isn’t enough to deter the mezcalero, during fermentation of a batch of Jabalí, it is common for a white foam to appear. When put in the still, the foam can find its way into the sealed copper seams. Not only can this damage the still as it’s heated intensely, but the still becomes much more difficult to clean between batches.Like past batches of this special release mezcal, the 2018 edition is produced by Ignacio Parada in Santa Maria Zoquitlán.
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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