An age-old tradition from mezcaleros, Pechuga is typically produced in small batches for personal consumption as a ceremonial and festive mezcal, taking place at year-end. First the agave is crushed, baked in earthen pit ovens, fermented, and then distilled in a copper pot still. Before the second distillation, organic cooked chicken marinates with locally sourced fruits, chiles, citrus fruits, raisins, cinnamon and clove. After the chicken has fully marinated, the protein and spices are added into the final distillation. A ritual among the last four generations, the recipe has remained the same over the years to keep with the family tradition.

100% Agave Karwinskii

Pueblo: Río de Ejutla, Oaxaca

Production: sacrificio method, copper pot still