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.
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|Mezcalero:||Don Lorenzo Angeles, Edgar Angeles|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Age of plant:||10 years|
|Website:||https://realminero.com.mx/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Real Minero Pechuga is made with Maguey Espadin (Agave angustifolia). 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 (previously Mezcal Real Minero) is considered by many to be one of the world’s finest mezcal producers. The Angeles family has been making mezcal for several generations in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. 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.
In 2020, the brand began dropping the word “mezcal” from their labels. The term “traditional” replaces the CRM “ancestral” designation. Shortly thereafter, the brand officially parted ways with the certification process; all future releases will be labeled as “agave spirits” or something similar. Despite the label changes, nothing significant about their production process has changed over years.
- Real Minero agave nursery tour on Mezcal Reviews
- Real Minero palenque tour on Mezcal Reviews
- Listen to Graciela Angeles Carreño talk about her family’s production on the Show De Vie Podcast: Ep 291 – Graciela Angeles Carreño – The Real Thing.