Gracias a Dios Pechuga is a special release from Gracias a Dios, as maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernandez wanted a mezcal in honor of the Day of the Dead.
Gracias a Dios Pechuga
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About this mezcal
Gracias a Dios Pechuga is made with agave Espadin, wild turkey, and fresh fruit. Mezcalero Oscar Hernandez made this special release in honor of the Day of the Dead, which has a massive celebration in Oaxaca. After the party for the Day of the dead, Oscar used all of the fruit that people had brought to him to make this mezcal Pechuga. Before the second distillation, wild turkey meat and fresh fruit were added to the distillate to create this special festive mezcal.
Gracias a Dios Mezcal
The team behind Gracias a Dios Mezcal opened a mezcalería in Querétaro, México in 2010. After two years of touring around Mexico in search of mezcal, they met mezcalero Oscar Hernández and were impressed by his mezcal. They decided to create a brand with Oscar and make him an equal partner. Oscar learned how to distill from his mother whose nickname is “La Jefa”.
Aside from a few special releases, Gracias a Dios is made in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. It is 100% artisanal, handmade with piñas from Espadín agave and other varieties, ground and fermented in their own palenque in Santiago Matatlán, and distilled in copper by maestro mezcalero Oscar Hernández Santiago. Their Karwinskii agaves are shredded mechanically, due to the toughness of their fibers, and then tahona-crushed afterwards. All other agave used at this palenque are crushed by horse-drawn tahona only.
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Zack Klamn509 reviews
Nose – The volume of pechuga fruits & spices on this is dialed right in – very welcoming. Also a bit of olive oil.
Palate – Fruity and a big ol turkey drumstick – less on the baking spices which I think many pechugas tend to over do it on. A dry, pine wood finish. A very nice pechuga. ?
I love this, especially when you consider it can be routinely found without too much trouble. The complexity is impressive, and the mouth feel and richness are just bonkers.
Pechuga De Brisket. Las Almas Rotas
Solid, but no brisket flavor to speak of. Glad I didnt buy a bottle? Would love if they tried it again
I really enjoyed this Pechuga at “The Black Widow” in Dallas. It was very smooth and the fruits and turkey adjuncts were contributors to the great taste. It has a touch of heat too. I tracked a bottle down and purchased it. Well worth the price.
Lot 02P 18-104. Nice fresh fruit aromas of orange, pineapple, and guava. A bit of all spice on the nose as well. Very pleasant to sip. Hints of smoked turkey come up from the back of the palate while a blend of olive oil, lavender, and rhubarb cascade from front to back. Medium body with a nice finish. For the price, this is a really good pickup.
Lot 02P 18-206 This is the Pechuga de Brisket made for Las Almas Rotas Mezcaleria in Dallas by the Gracias a Dios family. This is made with partially smoked Texas brisket as well as fresh Oaxaca fruits and flowers in the third distillation, using their Espadin as a base. This is rich, sweet, and savory. A lot of smoke. Flavors of beef brisket, bbq sauce, papaya, banana, and marigolds. Really interesting and well worth trying if you’re in the area.