El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

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El Jolgorio Cuixe is made with the rare and wild agave Cuishe.  Like its relatives agave Madrecuishe and Barril, this agave grows in a cylindrical, stalk-shaped piña, with leaves spreading at the top. It is often slightly smaller than Madrecuixe, but more dense. This Mezcal has an earthy scent, like wet clay.  The taste is spicy with sublte hints of smooth smoke.

Reviews

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Eden on Jan 19th 2020

    Weird mezcal. Earthy on the nose. Has a stale tea aspect. Almost like a soft agave Salmiana. Tastes kind of like the smell of an old suitcase. A different batch of this tastes like menthol cigarettes. I usually love mezcal from Ignacio Parada but not here. Regardless, I’m curious to try more batches of this. This one was Edition 6 from 2014.

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Skyler on Jan 29th 2019

    Smells of ashtray and paint thinner with some subtle roasted vegetables trying to poke through but keeps being overtaken by alcohol fumes. Taste is a little better with earthy vegetable notes, subtle tropical fruits, and clay-like minerality but then the finish kills it again. Like Tyler said in a review below, it’s reminiscent of menthol cigarettes along with a harsh bitterness. This is by far the worst EJ bottle that I have had yet. For the money I laid down for it, I hope it gets better with time.

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Deacon on Jul 21st 2018

    Not sure of the vintage or lot but I always think of cuishe as earthy, as well as, on the more pronounced mineral side of agave, and a bit of funky/dankness. And this was definitely those things. Good to try, but not my favourite subspecies of karwinskii.

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Arjun on Aug 26th 2017

    Lot 11. Ignacio Parada. Initial vegetal smell like raw broccoli. Creamy. Dusty leather, pear, honeydew melon, tarragon and mint. Very nice.

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Zachariah on Jul 22nd 2017

    Lot 005-CUX from 2014. Produced by Ignacio Parada. Bottle 117/290. El Jolgorio is super high in my book of favorite mezcals. They bottle and release some of my all time favorites and Ignacio Parada specifically makes some of my favorite stuff. That said, this is the first one to really disappoint me. Perhaps I just tried an off batch? It smelled like a wet ash tray with some slight floral aromas, but mostly just old wet ash. The ash continued to the palate as well. It tasted like someone took a…

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Royal on Jul 21st 2017

    Lot 005-CUX from 2014. Produced by Ignacio Parada. Bottle 117/290. El Jolgorio is super high in my book of favorite mezcals. They bottle and release some of my all time favorites and Ignacio Parada specifically makes some of my favorite stuff. That said, this is the first one to really disappoint me. Perhaps I just tried an off batch? It smelled like a wet ash tray with some slight floral aromas, but mostly just old wet ash. The ash continued to the palate as well. It tasted like someone took a bottle of really good mezcal and put out a lit cigarette in it. Perhaps other batches of this are drastically different.

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Kairo on May 8th 2017

    Ignacio Parada 09 2015 47%

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Rocco on Nov 7th 2016

    First pour of a fresh bottle. Good sweetness, with tinges of asparagus and bitter orange. Cilantro and cucumber too. The fruit component is papaya driven, with some chocolate and plantain. Finish is of good length, mild ash and pleasant minerality and flamed cinnamon.

  • 5
    El Jolgorio Cuixe (750ml)

    Posted by Francis on Oct 1st 2016

    Excelent Cuixe, one of my favourites in the El Jolgorio range. Sweetness on the noose that carries through in the palate.