El Jolgorio Espadín Mezcal
The Cortes family has been producing mezcal since 1887. The artisanal El Jolgorio line uses traditional methods - pit-roasting, crushing with a mule-drawn tahona, open fermenting and double distillation in copper pot stills. The wild espadín agave is harvested at 10 years.
Mezcal JovenA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
"Like many espadín mezcals, the El Jolgorio is approachable, starting with an herbaceous nose of roasted agave and mint. The bright, savory palate has notes of citrus, basil, oregano and rosemary. The warm and lingering finish continues with smoke, agave and minerality."