Distiller: Ignacio Parada
Bottler: El Jolgorio
Brand: El Jolgorio
ABV: 50.5% ABV
Nose: Fresh, loaded with a crackle of citrus and greens. Jalapeno, sweet onion, green bell pepper. Salinity, clay, the smell before rain. Vibrant.
Taste: Rich on the palate. The elevated ABV skates by, spy like. Pepper, faint ash, slate. Buttery texture, loaded with japaleno, pickled onion, bell pepper. Juicy apricot. Lovely complexity.
Finish: Powerful finish. Cream, slate, cedar, mango, bell pepper, white pepper.
Overall: Eye opening, and thankfully far too difficult to find more of lest I buy…many. Affording them is another problem. Overall, the complexity here is a treat, it’s succulent. The combination of salinity, fresh fruits and that pop of bright vegetal notes is a profile I can never say no to.
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