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Montelobos Pechuga

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.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Montelobos Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O156X
Mezcalero:Abel Lopez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Pechuga
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santiago Matatlán
ABV: 47.9%
Website: https://www.montelobos.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Campari Group, Casa Lumbre

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 Mezcal

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.

Member rating

3.75 out of 5

6 reviews

Azi

Azi

40 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars11 months ago

Really happy with this one for so many reasons!
orange juice, creamsicle, apple cider, cinnamon, vanilla, orange marmalade, pine nut, toasted macadamia, and maybe a bit of coconut. Definitely a dessert style, that i’ll be sharing at thanksgiving this year

But the most important thing about this bottle?
It is at the moment, and likely forever, the only kosher pechuga on the market. The fact that someone would go out of their way to source kosher turkey breast & get a certification is amazing. Bravo Montelobos!

Really happy with this one for so many reasons!
orange juice, creamsicle, apple cider, cinnamon, vanilla, orange marmalade, pine nut, toasted macadamia, and maybe a bit of coconut. Definitely a dessert style, that i’ll be sharing at thanksgiving this year
But the most important thing about this bottle?
It is at the moment, and likely forever, the only kosher pechuga on the market. The fact that someone would go out of their way to source kosher turkey breast & get a certification is am

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Imperium

Imperium

99 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars12 months ago

I tasted this one in Cozumel and was pretty surprised that the flavors seemed just like the espadin. I couldn’t really detect that this was a pechuga at all, but maybe my palate wasn’t mature enough back then.

bluImbibe

bluImbibe

40 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars12 months ago

N° PO2841
This one I really wanted to like, and while the aromas are interesting the flavors didn’t hold up.
On the nose I get strong apple cider, or golden apples with a touch of strawberry fruit by the foot sweetness. And while the palate is nice and warm with that nice pechuga body, I dont get a lot of complexity from it. Also it loses all its character in a really short amount of time. I probably poured this 10-12 minute ago and the smell is already gone.

Jori

Jori

52 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

A full pour on the terrace of Pitiona overlooking the skyline of Oaxaca City and Templo Santo Domingo de Guzmán.
Paired w/ my first Huitlacoche, Nopales sorbet and perhaps the best tortillas of my life.

Rakhal

Rakhal

421 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

PH7157. This is a really tasty Pechuga. Brown sugar, mole poblano, vanilla ice cream, pineapple, chocolate frosting, and toasted marshmallows.

sthlm

sthlm

3 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Great pechuga !! Balanced smokiness, smoothness of pechuga, complex aftertaste. It is one of my favourites and i would like to have an open bottle of this one always available in my bar.

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