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El Destilado Pechuga de Mole Poblano

El Destilado Pechuga de Mole Poblano is a small batch mezcal made with the addition of chicken and mole during the final distillation.

Rating: (1 review)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$$
Brand:El Destilado
Mezcalero:Marcelo Luna
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Clay Pot, Copper
Style:Pechuga
State:Puebla
Town:Zoyatla
ABV: 52.9%
Website: https://www.destiladolondon.com/
About this destilado de agave

El Destilado Pechuga de Mole Poblano is made with maguey Espadin (agave Angustifolia) that are fermented in stone with well water. It’s distilled in a filipino hybrid still (clay-wood-clay-copper). Before the final distillation, chicken and mole poblano are added to create a unique flavor and mouthfeel. The mole that is used is made from chile ancho, chile mulato, chocolate, sesame seeds, almonds, peanuts, rosemary, and cumin. The ABV may vary by batch.

El Destilado

While some of the El Destilado brand's agave distillates are sourced from some of the same producers as the 5 Sentidos brand, the El Destilado spirits brand is otherwise not directly related to the El Destilado restaurant in Oaxaca City. The brand was founded by Michael Sager and Marcis Dzelzainis, who own the Sager + Wilde Restaurant and Wine Bar in London.

1 review

4 out of 5


Andy

Andy

23 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Batch 420; Dec 2017
OK, so I’m probably at a disadvantage here as I’ve never tried Mole (Oaxaca I’ll see you one day soon I hope) and this is also my first Pechuga.
However… It smells like a delicious BBQ sauce on the nose, a mix of savoury, spice and light sweetness. Strong. Like nothing I’ve ever experienced in a spirit before. Wow. Was tempted to throw it on the chicken before the next BBQ if only the weather was better in the UK!
You want flavours on the palate? Shit… This IS complex but let me try – savoury, sweet, spices – that’s all I’ve got, but moreish.
I will say this is more of an acquired taste but it’s worth the journey in my view.
I recommend trying this or the 5 Sentidos equivalent also by Marcelo Luna with same production. He clearly knows his stuff.

Batch 420; Dec 2017
OK, so I’m probably at a disadvantage here as I’ve never tried Mole (Oaxaca I’ll see you one day soon I hope) and this is also my first Pechuga.
However… It smells like a delicious BBQ sauce on the nose, a mix of savoury, spice and light sweetness. Strong. Like nothing I’ve ever experienced in a spirit before. Wow. Was tempted to throw it on the chicken before the next BBQ if only the weather was better in the UK!
You want flavours on the palate? Shit… This IS

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