Mezcal El Jolgorio Pechuga
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Village: Santiago Matatlán
State: Oaxaca, Mexico
ABV: 48% - 50% (vintage dependant)
Master Distiller: Valenti'n Corte's/ Gregorio Martínez
Distillery Name (Palenque): De Cortés
Each batch/vintage of El Jolgorio expression may very slightly in the above information. Please contact us if you have any enquiries about a specific harvest.
In Zapotec (pre-hispanic culture from central Mexico) "Jolgorios" are moments of joy, celebration and remembrance. El Jolgrio Mezcal has created a range of artisanal Mezcales which reflect Mexican culture and tradition.The El Jolgorio Pechuga Mezcal expression is a celebratory Mezcal and unlike the other expressions in the El Jolgorio range, Pechuga is not named after the species/variety of Agave but rather by the way it is produced. Pechuga is produced from wild-harvest Espadín Agave, in honour of the Virgen de la Candelaria (Virgin of the Candelaria) in the village of Santiago Matatalan, Oaxaca. This expression is twice distilled in a copper pot stills with winter/Christmas season fruits such as tejocote, banana, passionfruit and wild apples. On the second distillation, the breast of a Guajolote (Creole turkey) is suspended above the liquid (never touching), inside the still and cooked with the steam generated from the distillation. It is important to note that, due to its purpose of celebrating important events, Pechuga is always intended to be shared among friends on special occasions.