Traditional, artisanal mezcal plays an important part of rituals, ceremonies and festivities - known as “Jolgorios” – in the villages of Oaxaca, México. The eight unique El Jolgorio Mezcals are made exclusively from different species and varieties of wild-harvested agave by Master Distillers in local indigenous Zapotec villages in Oaxaca, and are twice distilled in copper pot stills. On every bottle is inscribed the species of agave, the age at harvest, the village of production, the name of the Master Distiller, and the batch and lot number so as to truly transport and connect the drinker with the land, people,and plants at the heart and soul of mezcal.
Of the eight expressions, only four are currently available in the US: Espadín, Tobalá, Tepeztate, and Nuestra Soledad. Each expression in El Jolgorio’s portfolio has its own Mezcalero assigned to it to ensure the product is created with care and precision. They are also named to represent the type of agave that was used in production! We recommend trying a flight to see the difference between them!