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Gracias a Dios Pechuga

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.

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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3.69 out of 5

8 reviews

Average José

Average José

54 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Lot: 02P-387
Agave: 8 Year Angustfoia
ABV: 45%
Pechuga Guajolote (not Pollo)

I found this GAD Pechuga for sale in Mexico and to be quite good.

Nose is strong, peppery and very much like a hot, fresh Carribean spiced rum cake.

Flavors are immediately cinnamon, allspice, problamo pepper and ground white corn. There is a thick viscosity to this drink and the mouthfeel is warm and long-lasting from the rich coating.

The finish flavors is more spice but then turns a bit sour, like a sour mash something or other but then fades too quick for me, quicker than say a Real Mineral or El Jolgorio Pechuga would.

Depending on the price point and availability of what else is on the shelf with it I would possibly buy this again. 3.75 stars but rounded up to 4 because of the price point I paid and just because I love love love Pechugas – a pretty good budget example overall!

Lot: 02P-387
Agave: 8 Year Angustfoia
ABV: 45%
Pechuga Guajolote (not Pollo)
I found this GAD Pechuga for sale in Mexico and to be quite good.
Nose is strong, peppery and very much like a hot, fresh Carribean spiced rum cake.
Flavors are immediately cinnamon, allspice, problamo pepper and ground white corn. There is a thick viscosity to this drink and the mouthfeel is warm and long-lasting from the rich coating.
The finish flavors is more spice but then turns a bit sour, like a sour mash somet

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bluImbibe

bluImbibe

40 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

LOTE # 02PE 20
The back of my bottle says “chicken or turkey” so I thought that was a little funny.
Nose: funky fruit like papaya, guava, brown sugar, mango lassi
Palate: butter and white pepper dominates but it has that really rich and round mouthfeel I expect from a good pechuga. Solid pick but not one I’d keep around for the home bar.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

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. ?

t8ke

t8ke

144 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

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.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

385 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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

Thankin_Hank

Thankin_Hank

11 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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.

Jonny

Jonny

713 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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.

Rakhal

Rakhal

422 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 years ago

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.

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