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.
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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.