El Jolgorio

Mezcal Pechuga

Mezcal, Pechuga, El Jolgorio

Mezcal, Pechuga, El Jolgorio
  • Produced in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca
  • 100% Espadín (Agave angustifolia)
  • Practicing organic agriculture
  • The agave is cooked in a horno (conical earthen oven), milled using horse-driven stone tahona, and naturally fermented in open-air wooden tanks called tinas
  • Distilled using traditional copper pot stills
  • The second distillation sees the addition of pineapple, lime, orange, plantain, apple, pear, and raw turkey breast
  • 48% ABV (Alcohol will vary with each batch)

Pechuga literally translates to breast, but it implies heart and soul as well. To distill pechuga, there is a sacrificial component, driven by seasonal harvest and El Jolgorio Pechuga is a benchmark example.

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
Mexico
Region:
Oaxaca
Spirit Type:
Agave / Sotol / Pox
Spirit Sub Type:
Mezcal

Sizes Available

Full Bottle MX-XEJ-05-NV 6/750ml
Alternate MX-XEJ-05-NVA 6/750ml

Tasting Notes

Pechuga literally translates to breast, but it implies heart and soul as well. Pechuga mezcal is a spirit distilled for celebrations and gatherings, from weddings to funerals, to welcoming spring fertility, or honoring the Day of the Dead. To distill pechuga, there is a sacrificial component, driven by seasonal harvest. On a second or third distillation run, mezcaleros will incorporate fruits, spices and an animal protein, with recipes unique to local tradition. The most common proteins are fowl, specifically the raw breast of a chicken or wild turkey.

El Jolgorio Pechuga is a benchmark example. Produced exclusively at the Casa Cortés palenque in Santiago Matatlán, the agave is cooked in a horno (conical earthen oven), milled using a horse-driven stone tahona, and naturally fermented in open-air wooden tanks called tinas before being distilled twice using copper pot stills. The second distillation sees the addition of pineapple, lime, orange, plantain, apple, pear, and the raw breast of a regional creole turkey rooster called guajolote. 48% ABV (Alcohol will vary with each batch).