La Nina del Mezcal Pechuga is a small batch mezcal made in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. Like most other Pechuga mezcals, this is triple distilled.
La Nina del Mezcal Pechuga
|Rating:||(2 reviews) - Write a review|
|Brand:||La Niña del Mezcal|
|Mezcalero:||Armando Hernandez Lorenzo|
About this mezcal
La Nina del Mezcal Pechuga is made with agave Espadin in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. This mezcal is triple distilled in small copper pot stills. Before the third distillation, fresh herbs and fruit are added and a raw chicken breast is hung on the inside of the still. These additional elements give the mezcal a smooth and rich character.
La Niña del Mezcal
Cecilia Rios Murrieta is a freelance writer and founded La Niña del Mezcal, a company that promotes awareness of artisan mezcal in order to preserve the traditional production processes and position it as a premium spirit in international markets. Her passion for mezcal led her to pursue certification as a Mezcalier, and later to establish one of the first blogs about Mezcal and the culture that surrounds it. For years, she served as the proud owner of this Mezcal line from Oaxaca and she shared her knowledge about the spirit through tastings and pairings, while creating alliances with other Mexican artisanal producers. Listen to Cecelia talk about her mezcal here: KCRW’s Good Food – Cecilia Rios Murrieta: La Niña del Mezcal .
In March 2018, founder Cecilia Rios Murrieta retired from the La Niña brand to work on other projects, including launching a new spirits brand, Ōme Spirits.
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A surprisingly tasty pechuga that starts off with a taste of spicy clove, then notes of dried apricots, thyme, and lemongrass. Not oily or meaty. The mezcalero isn’t listed on the bottle unfortunately. Lot 01 from 2013.
Lot PECH-01 at 49.2%. Lots of anise and lavender aromas. One the palate are notes of dried peach and dried mango. Tastes of herbs, thyme, mint, anise, and lemongrass. Very herbal and not much meat. Not super viscous, but also not super thin. Nicely balanced.