Fidencio Pechuga Mezcal
Fidencio // Oaxaca, Mexico
Pechuga mezcals take the fruits, grains and any other spoils of the harvest (in this case: quince, pineapple, apple banana, and guavas) and uses them in this very special type of mezcal. After your two normal distillations, the freshly-harvested fruits are added to the mezcal and allowed to macerate, imparting their flavors. Before the still is fired up for a third distillation, a chicken breast is suspended in the still at the neck and the vapors from distillation pass through it. The agave used in this case is the espadín.
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.
"You can really smell the fruits used in this pechuga, the guava and pineapple being the most prominent. It all culminates on the palate in an oddly gin-like profile with the addition of white flower and pine notes. The celebration of the harvest really shines in this mezcal."