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El Jolgorio Pechuga

El Jolgorio Pechuga is distilled with locally harvested fruit and spices. It also involves the hanging of a raw turkey breast in the still.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Cost:$$$$
Brand:El Jolgorio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O98X
Mezcalero:Gregorio Hernandez, Ignacio Parada, Valentin Cortes
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Copper
Style:Pechuga
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Maria Zoquitlan, Santiago Matatlan
ABV:47%
Website:http://www.eljolgoriomezcal.com/
About this mezcal

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.

El Jolgorio Mezcal

Traditional, artisanal Mezcal forms an important part of rituals, ceremonies and festivities - known as "Jolgorios" - in villages in Oaxaca, México. El Jolgorio Mezcals are made exclusively from different species and varieties of wild and semi-wild harvested agave by Maestro Mezcaleros in local villages in Oaxaca, and are twice distilled in copper pot stills. On every bottle is inscribed the species of agave, the age at harvest, the village of production, the name of the Maestro Mezcalero, and the batch and lot number so as to truly connect the drinker with the land, people, and plants at the heart and soul of our Mezcal. Each lot may have different information. Check your bottle for details.

6 reviews

3.6 of out 5 stars


1 year ago

So light. No burn.

Only knock and only thing keeping this from being one of the all time best is the very light, almost non-discernable additions on the palate. Can barely tell it’s a pechuga. As an espadin, it soars. As a pechuga, mixed feelings at best

LosMuertos

LosMuertos

32 reviews
1 year ago

Overall this is a great mezcal/pechuga. But considering the price tag I would have hoped for a bit more wow-factor. It starts off with smoky coal, then a nice minerality followed by citrus like lemon and grapefruit. It also has a mild note of turkey ham towards the end. Dark chocolate on the palate. I would have liked more notes for the pechuga treatment. Still good though.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 4/5

thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
1 year ago

edition 05, 2015, bottle 789/1000, 47.8% abv, valentin cortes & gregorio martinez. almost as if they forgot to add anything to this. any sort of extra flavor from the pechuga process is fairly difficult to detect, especially because this spirit is so goddamn hot. nose and palate are dominated by acetone. occasionally hints of apple and vague baking spices come through. the most disappointing bottle in my collection. hopefully time and oxidation will bring this one around.

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

96 reviews
2 years ago

slight let down.had expectations of strong meaty flavor.this is good but doesnt match the 120.00 price tag.flavor of all spice and hint of black pepper.average entry and finish.have had numerous mezcals at a fraction of the price with much greater flavor.i have had the espadin from this brand and it was great.if the cost was around 40.00,i would still give it 3 stars.this was a parada 2016 edition.i am a little unsure about buying this brand again because of the cost but have read so many great reviews.

slight let down.had expectations of strong meaty flavor.this is good but doesnt match the 120.00 price tag.flavor of all spice and hint of black pepper.average entry and finish.have had numerous mezcals at a fraction of the price with much greater flavor.i have had the espadin from this brand and it was great.if the cost was around 40.00,i would still give it 3 stars.this was a parada 2016 edition.i am a little unsure about buying this brand again because of the cost but have read so many great

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Tyler

Tyler

336 reviews
3 years ago

Huge fan of the El Jolgorio Espadin from Ignacio Parada and his pechuga doesn’t disappoint. Oily on the palate.. the mezcal has a yellowish hue in the bottle. Flavors jump around from figs to chocolate to bouillon stock. Taste of smoked turkey is prominent. Slight rubber finish. The bottle I purchased was placed at the store window (exposed to sunlight) and I’m curious if that may have affected the flavor. Regardless this is a very enjoyable pechuga. Lot 3 from 2014.

Jonny

Jonny

351 reviews
3 years ago

Batch 003-PEC. 2014. Bottle 195/550. Slightly yellow in color, as if it has a touch of chicken broth. A bit of turkey and juniper on the nose. Profile has strong smoked turkey flavor. My grandfather always grilled our Thanksgiving turkey when I was younger and this taste exactly like that turkey! Not as viscous as other Pechugas, but it’s not so light that it doesn’t hang on the palate for awhile after the sip. A touch of dried fruit accompanies the turkey notes.

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