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Lalocura Pechuga

Lalocura Pechuga is made by maestro mezcalero Eduardo “Lalo” Angeles, the son of the late, great Don Lorenzo of Real Minero.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Lalocura Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O602X
Mezcalero:Eduardo "Lalo" Angeles
Agave:Espadin
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Pechuga
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 49%
Website: https://www.mezcallalocura.com/
About this mezcal

Lalocura Pechuga is made with agave Espadin. This mezcal is made in the small town of Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca, which is home to some of the most well-renowned clay-pot distillers in all of Mexico. The agave used in this mezcal are cooked with encino wood in an underground pit oven, mashed by hand with mallets, fermented in cypress tanks using only natural airborne yeasts, and double distilled in small clay pots. During the final third distillation, a raw chicken breast is hung in the still and season fruits and spices are added to the distillate.

Lalocura Mezcal

Before starting Lalocura in 2014, Eduardo "Lalo" Ángeles spent years working as the fourth generation master mezcalero of his family’s brand Real Minero, where he combined a lifetime of working under his father, the late, great Don Lorenzo with a collegiate degree in agricultural engineering. Many Real Minero bottles from several years ago actually have Eduardo listed alongside his father as the master distiller. Lalocura's clay pot distilled mezcals have built a steady cult following over the last few years. People from around the world show up at the palenque in Santa Catarina Minas each day hoping to spend time listening to Lalo tell stories while they taste the 20+ expressions he has resting in glass at any given time. If you like clay pot distilled mezcal and you like Real Minero, it's highly recommended that you find some Lalocura.

Read about our visit to Lalocura in the blog post A Tour with Oaxacking: Mezcal Lalocura

3 reviews

4.8 of out 5 stars


NickSanford

NickSanford

20 reviews
5 days ago

This Pechuga is outstanding. The notes of bananas, orange rinds, nuts, and a slight poultry flavor at the end is sooooo delicious. I got my hands on the fruits and the nuts after they had been in the distillation process and they were amazing especially eating them while sipping the Pechuga itself. This Pechuga is slightly sweet with a wonderful balance across the board with a very fruity mouthful. Lalo seems to be a master at working with the Tobasiche agave which is also incredible as well.

This Pechuga is outstanding. The notes of bananas, orange rinds, nuts, and a slight poultry flavor at the end is sooooo delicious. I got my hands on the fruits and the nuts after they had been in the distillation process and they were amazing especially eating them while sipping the Pechuga itself. This Pechuga is slightly sweet with a wonderful balance across the board with a very fruity mouthful. Lalo seems to be a master at working with the Tobasiche agave which is also incredible as well.

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Jonny

Jonny

341 reviews
6 months ago

Batch from October 2018. Pechuga with Espadin/Tobasiche. Big and wide aromas of peanuts, cashews, clay, and mud. The mouthfeel is buttery and thick. Everything about this mezcal is full and rich. Flavor notes of ground nuts, bananas, brown rice, clarified butter, honey, egg yokes, and guinea fowl. Elegant. Balanced. Rich.

Tyler

Tyler

323 reviews
6 months ago

An amazing clay-distilled pechuga from a master. Our crew visited Lalo’s palenque and watched a video of his pechuga process. His pechuga has a great mouthfeel, it sits on your tongue and is a bit oily. At 48.8% ABV there are zero harsh notes, just soft butterscotch, orange peel, cedar, and black cherries. Batch from October 2018 with Espadin and Tobasiche.

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