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Pelotón de la Muerte

Pelotón de la Muerte has notes of kiwi fruit, lemon zest, dried peppercorn, agave, and soft smoke. It is from the same company as Mezcales de Leyenda and aimed at the cocktail scene.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Pelotón de la Muerte
NOM:NOM-O117X
Mezcalero:Cutberto Santiago
Agave:Espadin
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Tlacolula
ABV: 41%
Website: http://pelotondelamuerte.com/
About this mezcal

Pelotón de la Muerte joven is produced in of Oaxaca by mezcalero Cutberto Santiago and his family, who cook agave Espadin agave in stone pit ovens using traditional methods. This mezcal has notes of kiwi fruit, lemon zest, dried peppercorn, agave, and soft smoke. Pelotón de la Muerte is aimed at the cocktail scene and is often sold in one liter bottles.

Pelotón de la Muerte

The Pelotón de la Muerte label is the flag The Doliente Hidalgo, a banner that represented the insurgent army call “The squadron of death”, which sought revenge for the murder of the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. The red in the flag represents the blood of the leader, the black cross represents the mourning for the priest Dolores, and the bones honor his remains. Pelotón de la Muerte is from Mezcales de Leyenda and geared towards the cocktail scene.

6 reviews

3.3 of out 5 stars


Mayahuel

Mayahuel

2 reviews
4 months ago

I agree with Tyler in that there is a punget kick that I would think would come from a mezcal in the 45-46% range. Not a fan.

PDutton

PDutton

55 reviews
10 months ago

High toned agave, smoke, acetone. Tropical fruit (kiwi mostly), citrus, pepper, fun Aviation references (violette, maraschino, lemon), slight musk, some sweeter green apple, light colorful florality. On the palette neat, bigger simpler agave with more sweetness almost more like plums, moderate smoke that lingers, a little more acetone, less defined [tropical] fruit. Surprisingly long finish, touches of spice and minerality and smoke.

Great for the money, complex. Could use less acetone however. Rate 3+. In a cocktail, it plays an appropriate role. Not bombastic nor washy, appropriate and tequila-like overall in balance.

High toned agave, smoke, acetone. Tropical fruit (kiwi mostly), citrus, pepper, fun Aviation references (violette, maraschino, lemon), slight musk, some sweeter green apple, light colorful florality. On the palette neat, bigger simpler agave with more sweetness almost more like plums, moderate smoke that lingers, a little more acetone, less defined [tropical] fruit. Surprisingly long finish, touches of spice and minerality and smoke.
Great for the money, complex. Could use less acetone however.

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AaronHM

AaronHM

1 review
10 months ago

Maybe it’s my favorite mezcal. It has a lot of character to be a young mezcal, the flavors are elegant, with notes of white pepper, mineral flavors, salt, lime notes, alcoholic aroma, maguey and spicy

Mateospirit

Mateospirit

8 reviews
11 months ago

I just keep coming back to this one. I have more expensive and pricy options but this is just a neat sipper. I get spearmint, citrus, lite smoke, a fruity sweetness, Woods, leather, earth, pepper. Actually more complex than I expected from the cheesy logo. Worth a try you may dig it.

LosMuertos

LosMuertos

32 reviews
1 year ago

This is my go to mezcal to mix in cocktails. It provides a good smokiness with good value.

Notes of smoke, autumn leafs, pear, dairy and citrus. I also find some violets on the palate.

Scent: 4/5
Mouthfeel: 3/5

Tyler

Tyler

311 reviews
1 year ago

The brand tasting notes are quite accurate. There is definitely some peppercorn and lemon zest here with agave sweetness. The nose is almost a sweet tequila. There is kind of a pungent kick even at 41% which isn’t necessarily bad just surprising.

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