El Jolgorio Pechuga Mezcal
El Jolgorio // Oaxaca, Mexico
El Jolgorio Pechuga mezcal is produced from Espadin agave harvested at ten years of age. The agaves are pit-roasted, crushed by tahona, open fermented, and double-distilled by mezcaleros Valentín Cortes and Gregorio Martinez Jarquin in Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. Various fruits and the breast of a turkey rooster are also put into the still.
Mezcal JovenA spirit distilled from one or more different varieties of agave. Can only be produced in designated areas within 8 different Mexican states. Must be bottled in México. This is unaged or aged in stainless steel or plastic containers before bottling.
"There's a turkey breast included in distillation, but don't worry; it doesn't taste like poultry. El Jolgorio's Pechuga is aromatic and spicy, with full-bodied agave flavor that gradually gives way to botanical notes on its very long finish. It's a little bit rustic, but complex and delicious."