1160 bottles produced, from the 2020 Harvest, 48% ABV
This Special Edition El Jolgorio Mezcal Pechuga is produced from 100% semi-wild Agave Espadín (Agave angustifolia) harvested at 10 years of age , in honor of the Day of the Virgen de los Remedios, in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. Our Pechuga mezcal agaves are pit-roasted according to tradition, mule-drawn tahona-crushed, open fermented, and then twice distilled in a copper pot still with fruit and the breast of a guajolote - a creole turkey rooster of the region. bottled at 48% ABV. Produced in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca, by mezcaleros Valentín Cortes and Gregorio Martinez Jarquin.
El Jolgorio Pechuga is made using two distillations. During the second distillation, the mezcalero adds locally harvested fruit and spices, like pineapple, orange, and plantains. Also during the second distillation, the mezcalero hangs a raw turkey breast on the inside of the pot still in such a way that all of the vapor must pass over the meat before it becomes liquid Mezcal. Unlike the other El Jolgorio bottles, Pechuga is not named for the species/variety of agave it is made from, but rather for this special way of making Espadín Mezcal.