Montelobos Pechuga is triple distilled with a turkey breast suspended in the still. The turkey adds a thickness and viscosity as well as additional flavor.
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About this mezcal
Montelobos Pechuga is made with agave Espadin. Before the third and final distillation, a turkey breast is suspended in the still and local fruits and spices are added to the distillate. Traditionally, a Pechuga mezcal like this is drunken at celebrations like weddings, quinceañeras, or other celebratory events.
Montelobos has business ties to William Grant & Sons, the makers of scotch whisky. Iván Saldaña, who has a background in molecular plant biology, founded Montelobos Mezcal. Saldaña worked with two mezcal-producing families in Oaxaca and Puebla. The mezcal is popular inside Mexico and is also exported. Montelobos Mezcal is committed to sustainability and has pledged to never use wild agaves in their mezcal production.
In October 2019, Campari Group (Davide Campari-Milano SpA) purchased a controlling stake in Montelobos. The $35.7 million USD investment also included a majority stake in Ancho Reyes chili liqueur.