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Fidencio Pechuga

Fidencio Pechuga is triple distilled with the addition of fresh fruit and a raw chicken breast that is hung in the still.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Brand:Fidencio Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O15X
Mezcalero:Enrique Jiménez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Copper
Style:Pechuga
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlan
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 12 years
Website: www.fidenciomezcal.com
About this mezcal
Fidencio Pechuga is made with undiluted Fidencio Clásico, which is put back in the still for a third distillation and bottled, undiluted at 45%. Along with the Mezcal, the mezcalero adds a traditional mixture of fruit: apples, bananas, pineapple and guava. A whole chicken breast is skinned and washed to remove all fat, and it is hung from the cap of the still so that all of the vapors must pass over the raw chicken. The breast is said to soften the intensity and round out the flavor of the Mezcal. Pechuga is produced over a short time at the end of the summer. The fruit will have different expressions from year to year.
Fidencio Mezcal

Fidencio Mezcal has four generations of knowledge and they use their own estate grown agave. Fabrica de Amigo del Mezcal is the name of the distillery/palenque that produces Fidencio Mezcal. Fidencio Jiménez, the namesake for Fidencio Mezcal, started making mezcal over 100 years ago when he moved to Santiago Matatlán, Oaxaca. He began to live the life of a Mezcalero, learning from peers and by trial-and-error. He worked closely with his son Enrique to perfect their craft and to pass down their knowledge to the next generation. In those days, even the equipment was from the land: clay pots for fermentation, distillation & storage and river reeds for tubing.

For more information on the Jimenez family, read The Story of Isaac Jimenez by Alvin Starkman (owner of Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca). Fidencio is made by the same family that produces El Buho. Due to the artisanal nature of their mezcal, the ABV may vary slightly between batches.

4 reviews

3.75 out of 5


Joe

Joe

27 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Espadin, 46.9% Santiago Matatlan. Distilled in 2018. Lot P0118 bottle 566/900. Tasted on the patio at Mayahuel with pescado in creamy sauce on cactus paddle. Sweet, mild smoke taste. Vaguely carrot like flavor, with abundant roasted agave flavor. Somewhat fruity, reflecting the fruit that I understand is in it. Try as I might, I’m not getting any chicken flavor, lol. Bright and rich. Very tasty. Near the end of the bottle, which seems to make a difference, takes the edge off harshness. As I worked through my glass, maybe there is something at the end, hard to put my finger on, that might be a little steamed chicken flavor. Might. Apparently this is made by distilling normal fidencio Espadin a third time, this time with fruit and a dangling chicken breast. The third distillation really does seem to take out some of the smoke, makes the flavor a bit milder and lets the fruit flavor show up a little. Really interesting and tasty mezcal.

Espadin, 46.9% Santiago Matatlan. Distilled in 2018. Lot P0118 bottle 566/900. Tasted on the patio at Mayahuel with pescado in creamy sauce on cactus paddle. Sweet, mild smoke taste. Vaguely carrot like flavor, with abundant roasted agave flavor. Somewhat fruity, reflecting the fruit that I understand is in it. Try as I might, I’m not getting any chicken flavor, lol. Bright and rich. Very tasty. Near the end of the bottle, which seems to make a difference, takes the edge off harshness. As

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Soxfan

Soxfan

13 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Lot PO14 1201/1284 47%ABV Slightly sharp but delicious, with a very pleasant, round and lingering finish. Better than other Pechugas I have tasted at a higher price point.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

211 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Almost no chicken, but a lot of fruit

Pretty tasty but doesnt live up to the hype

El_Cura

El_Cura

31 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lot 0118. Light smoke chick-fil-A, maple syrup on the nose and palate. Long lasting finish. Stupendous Pechuga and priced correctly.

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