Del Maguey Santa Catarina Minas Mezcal
Del Maguey Santa Catarina Minas Pechuga Mezcal 750ml

Del Maguey Santa Catarina Minas Pechuga Mezcal 750ml

$220.95

Pechuga has a nose of basil, lemon, ocean, and fruit. It is almost scotch-like in its smoky taste. And yes, in addition it is salty, very soft, and tastes a wee bit like chicken.

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Del Maguey Santa Catarina Minas Pechuga Mezcal 750ml

The Pechuga production season is limited to year end due to the special ingredients: Wild mountain apples and plums that must be in season and cannot be substituted. This mezcal is the most rare we have ever encountered.

Pechuga begins with Minero mezcal that has already been double distilled. In preparation for a third distillation they place about 100 liters of mezcal in the still and add about 100 kilos of wild mountain apples and plums, big red plantain bananas, pineapples, a handful of almonds and a few pounds of uncooked white rice. Next, a whole chicken breast (pechuga), skin removed, bone structure complete, is washed in running water for about three hours to remove any grease. This is then suspended by strings in the atmosphere of the still and a 24 hour, third distillation is begun. The vapor passes over the pechuga and condenses into a crystal clear liquid that has an amazing taste and smoothness. The reason for the breast they say, is so the mezcal is not dominated by the fruit…a balance. Upon completion the pechuga is removed from the still and hung in the family Altar room…the most important space in the house.

 

Del Maguey Santa Catarina Minas Mezcal Production Notes

  • Village: Santa Catarina Minas
  • Palenquero: Florencio Carlos Sarmiento, Florencio Carlos Vasquez, Luis Carlos Vasquez, Luis Carlos Martinez
  • State: Oaxaca
  • Region: Valles Centrales
  • Maguey: Espadin/Pechuga
  • Agave Species: A. angustifolia haw
  • Age of Maguey: 8-12years
  • Elevation: 1540 M (5052 feet)
  • Roast Duration: 4-5 days
  • Type of Wood: Huizache, Algaroble, Plum, Oak, Zapote, Jacaranda, Mango, Jarilla, Eucalyptus, Araucaria, Castor, Pitayo
  • Milling: By hand
  • Size of Tinas: 1400 L
  • Fermentation Duration: 15-25 days
  • Water Source: Well
  • Still Type: Clay
  • Still Size: 120 L
  • ABV of Mezcal: 49%

 

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 6.5 × 15 in
Brand

Del Maguey

Alcohol type

Tequila

Region

Mexico

Proof

98 Proof