El Jolgorio Madrecuixe Mezcal
El Jolgorio // Oaxaca, Mexico
El Jolgorio Madrecuixe is produced in Santa Maria Zoquitlan by Ignacio Parada. Madrecuixe agave is harvested at 13 years old, pit roasted, and crushed by a mule-drawn tahona. It is distilled twice and bottled at 47% abv.
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.
"With a note of fresh cut bell peppers on the nose, El Jolgorio Madrecuixe offers an inviting aroma. It's rich and earthy on the palate, with fresh green flavors and a background smokiness. The spirit finishes long with a bit of heat. The Madrecuixe is one robust, complex, and enjoyable mezcal."