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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: (3 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 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 smoother and 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.

3 reviews

5 of out 5 stars


thamthong on Sep 6, 2018

42 reviews

  • Overall:

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 on Dec 17, 2016

233 reviews

  • Overall:

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 on Nov 13, 2016

248 reviews

  • Overall:

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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