El Jolgorio Todos Santos Arroqueno Mezcal
El Jolgorio Todos Santos Mezcaleros Arroqueño is a special edition – released in 2020. Todos Santos (All Saints), an important event in Mexican culture, is a three-day celebration of friends and loved ones who have passed on. In 2020, Casa Cortes paid special tribute to the late Crispina Hernandez Romero, mother of Rolando Cortes and herself a maestra mezcalera. In lieu of a planned Todos Santos celebration in her honor (cancelled due to the pandemic), Rolando decided to release two bottles in her name.
Maestro Mezcalero “Tio” Pedro Vasquez is often called the King of the Arroqueño. He is the only mezcalero to distill Arroqueño batches released under the El Jolgorio label. This batch was distilled in 2015 and rested in glass for five years, before bottling at a traditional 55% ABV. Notes of mint, ginger, banana, and a velvety texture.