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Los Danzantes (Los Nahuales) Pechuga

Los Danzantes (Los Nahuales) Pechuga gets its red color from the addition of grana cochinilla, a tiny insect found in Oaxaca.

About this mezcal

Los Danzantes (Los Nahuales) Pechuga is made with maguey Espadin (Agave angustifolia). During the third distillation, a recipe of fruits and spices is added to the still, along with a chicken breast to be hung in the montera of the still. This pechuga gets it’s red color from the addition of grana cochinilla.

Los Danzantes Mezcal

Los Danzantes is made at the Los Danzantes distillery in Santiago Matatlan, Oaxaca. The mezcals are branded as Los Nahuales in the USA due to trademark issues, and they go by Los Danzantes just about everywhere else. Though the mezcaleros behind this mezcal have been making it for generations, the Los Danzantes brand has been around since 1997.

Los Nahuales Mezcal

Los Nahuales mezcal is distilled at the Déstileria Los Danzantes in Santiago Matatlan, the world capital of mezcal, south of Oaxaca city. The mezcals are branded as Los Nahuales in the USA due to trademark issues. Though the mezcaleros behind this mezcal have been making it for generations, the Los Danzantes brand has been around since 1997.

2 reviews

4 out of 5


AdrianM

AdrianM

11 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

One of the best pechuga’s I’ve tried. The fact that they use grana cochinilla to give that reddish color to it, makes it unique. A lot of cinnamon and anise on the nose. The abv level amps up the citrus notes and smokiness. Perfect dessert spirit for me.

Juriy

Juriy

23 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Toxic pink/alloy color. Fun fact: this is because they use Cochineal insects when making it.

Nose: very subtle chicken flavor.

Palette: hard to distinguish anything through a strong alcohol and heat. Chicken soup aftertaste, pretty pronounced chicken taste if you let it linger. Maybe gotta let this one sit in a glass a bit to get softer.

Overall, not a bad pechuga. First time I tried it, I felt more chicken and it felt almost nauseatingly savoury chicken-like. Second time it felt much milder. Could be the batch.

Toxic pink/alloy color. Fun fact: this is because they use Cochineal insects when making it.
Nose: very subtle chicken flavor.
Palette: hard to distinguish anything through a strong alcohol and heat. Chicken soup aftertaste, pretty pronounced chicken taste if you let it linger. Maybe gotta let this one sit in a glass a bit to get softer.
Overall, not a bad pechuga. First time I tried it, I felt more chicken and it felt almost nauseatingly savoury chicken-like. Second time it felt much milder. Co

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