Mezcal El Jolgorio Ancestral Sierrudo Mezcal


50.3% ABV, 750 ml, 100% Maguey Sierrudo, an enormous and scarce maguey

Casa Cortés introduced a new Ancestral mezcal into its already popular line of El Jolgorio mezcals. Adding to this unique announcement, this limited edition small batch mezcal proudly features Casa Cortés' first female Master Mezcalera, Justina Ruiz Perez, from Sola de Vega.

"Very often, mezcal production is the effort of an entire family with sons, daughters and mothers involved in the process. Casa Cortés is a family business and we value the importance of recognizing the contribution of women in the mezcal industry. I am proud to shine a light on the hard work of Justina Ruiz Perez." said Casa Cortés Founder and CEO, Rolando Cortés.

Mezcal production is done as a team, but the role of the Master Mezcalera is to make all the production decisions that accumulate and influence the taste of the final product. Including practical considerations, such as how long to keep the agave in the oven, when to stop fermentation and the ABV of the final product. Because of the traditional nature of the production process, these decisions are often done by feeling and instinct, adding the personality of the producer to the spirit.

"Ancestral mezcal represents the purest and most traditional form of mezcal production. The typically small batch sizes limit the availability of this mezcal, but we felt it was important to add it to our line of El Jolgorio mezcals so we could share this piece of our culture with the world."

Sola de Vega is located in Oaxaca's lush Sierra Sur mountain range and has long been known for its traditional ancestral production process. Ancestral mezcal production is labor intensive and features no technology. It typically involves milling agave by hand using large wooden mallets, fermenting in wooden tinas or animal skins and distilling using clay pots. Because of the small size of the clay pots used in the distillation process, the yield per batch can be very small, making this type of mezcal inherently unique.

Bottle Size: All bottles are 750ML unless otherwise noted.

21 and Over: Adult Signature Required

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