Review #706 – El Jolgario Barril

Review #706 | /r/Mezcal Review #6 – El Jolgario Barril

The Schtick: “Barril is a rare subspecies of the Karwinskii species of agave that grows wild at high elevations. At it’s core is an elongated stalk shaped pina with dense sugars and very little water, which results in a Mezcal of great complexity, balancing sweetness, citrus and often distinct minerality.” – El Jolgario website.

Their website isn’t nearly as useful as Del Maguey’s, but that’s what they give us. This is brought to us us by Gregorio Y Gonzalo.


Distiller: El Jolgario

Bottler: El Jolgario

ABV: 47% ABV

Source: Sample


Nose: Toffee, honey, ethanol, butter cream. Faintly smoky, faint ammonia. Overall, sweet and silky, almost like corn mash. Weird.

Taste: Medium mouth feel, no heat. Sweet cream, vanilla, honey and toffee. Faintly flora, and fruity. Really sweet. Surprisingly mild when it comes to smoky, earthy more medicinal character.

Finish: Long, light and sweet. Faint pepper and a nice floral undertone.

Overall: This is definitely my favorite of the mezcals I’ve tried so far, but I’m looking forward to expanding even further. Each has been super unique so far, and it’s an incredibly interesting rabbit hole to be diving into.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

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