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Real Minero Pechuga

Real Minero Pechuga is triple distilled with fresh fruit and a raw chicken breast. The result is a Mezcal that tastes of mushrooms and raisins.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Brand:Real Minero Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O37X
Mezcalero:Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles
Agave:Espadin
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Pechuga
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV:50%
Age of plant:10 years
Website:http://realminero.com.mx/
About this mezcal

Real Minero Pechuga is made with agave Espadin. It is triple distilled, and during the third distillation, the mezcalero adds fresh fruit to the mix. He then suspends a raw chicken breast in the still so that all of the vapor must pass over the raw chicken before becoming the Mezcal that is bottled as the final product. This type of Mezcal is traditionally imbibed at celebrations. The Real Minero Pechuga was the favorite of the late mezcalero Don Lorenzo. This is now made by his son, Edgar Angeles, and it is rumored that batch #4 was actually produced by Don Lorenzo’s daughter Graciela.

Real Minero Mezcal

Real Minero is considered by many to be one of the world's finest Mezcal producers. The family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, and they're known both in Mexico and abroad for creating some of the best bottles available. All of their mezcal is made in small clay pot stills, and almost all of it is rested in glass for several months before bottling, giving the mezcal a much softer character. Outside of creating great spirits, they also have one of the largest and most diverse sustainable agave reforestation programs. With the help of the community, they've been able to rescue several agave varieties that were previously thought to be extinct. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly, so check your bottle for details.

Read more about our visit to the Real Minero Agave Nursery and Palenque Tour.

6 reviews

4.5 of out 5 stars


PhilBrunski

PhilBrunski

19 reviews
10 months ago

2015 Don Lorenzo
Cream of mushroom soup, nuts, raisins, roasted smoke and clay with an alcohol “pop” that is so good and unlike any other mezcal I’ve had. Different from a bite at the finish or overall heat, this mezcal hits you with a wave of flavor first then alcohol in perfect harmony. Looking forward to trying Edgar’s as I imagine my bottle from the late Don Lorenzo is the last I’ll come across. Lucky to experience it!

El_Cura

El_Cura

23 reviews
11 months ago

Hard to stop sipping this one. It is right up there with 5 Sentidos Pechuga de Mole Poblano.

1 year ago

Not getting the love for this one at all. Smells like indoor pool water. Chlorine/musty stagnant lake water smell almost. Taste is some of the same, including a strange piloncillo/chocolate roastiness that is off putting. Hard to finish a half pour, thank god i didnt buy a bottle

thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
1 year ago

batch RMP-05, 10 year old espadin, ‘17 harvest, bottle 170/440, edgar angeles carreno. by far the best pechuga ive had. smells of cream of mushroom, rotisserie chicken, tropical fruits on the fringes and that gorgeous real minero clay. big flavors that, like jonny mentioned, pull in every which way while maintaining a deft balance. rotisserie chicken and fruit punch, earthy clay and salty minerality, high tone acidity and buzzy alcohol hum. decidedly unsubtle, gorgeously harmonized. amazing amazing amazing mezcal.

batch RMP-05, 10 year old espadin, ‘17 harvest, bottle 170/440, edgar angeles carreno. by far the best pechuga ive had. smells of cream of mushroom, rotisserie chicken, tropical fruits on the fringes and that gorgeous real minero clay. big flavors that, like jonny mentioned, pull in every which way while maintaining a deft balance. rotisserie chicken and fruit punch, earthy clay and salty minerality, high tone acidity and buzzy alcohol hum. decidedly unsubtle, gorgeously harmonized. amaz

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Tyler

Tyler

333 reviews
3 years ago

Fruit and light chicken broth on the nose. This pechuga is bursting with flavors from clove and pepper to berries, clay, and bubblegum. Incredible mezcal. Pricey but one-of-a-kind mezcal that is released infrequently in small batches. Batch: 2014 RMP-01

Jonny

Jonny

348 reviews
3 years ago

This is the best Pechuga I’ve ever had. It’s so thick, it almost feels like chicken broth in the mouth, and its spices perfectly complement its strong chicken notes. I typically find that pechugas go in one of two possible directions. Either they’re very meaty, or they have a lot of herbal and spice notes. This mezcal runs in both directions at once, finding balance in polar opposite sides of the spectrum rather than the accentuation of something in the middle. Flavor notes of black tea, clove, peach, chicken, and orange cream. The bottle I tried was for Batch #RMP-01 from 2014. I’ve had several other batches since, and they’re all incredible.

This is the best Pechuga I’ve ever had. It’s so thick, it almost feels like chicken broth in the mouth, and its spices perfectly complement its strong chicken notes. I typically find that pechugas go in one of two possible directions. Either they’re very meaty, or they have a lot of herbal and spice notes. This mezcal runs in both directions at once, finding balance in polar opposite sides of the spectrum rather than the accentuation of something in the middle. Flavor notes of

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