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Tosba Pechuga de Borrego

Tosba Pechuga de Borrego is an special batch of Tosba Pechuga made with lamb breast; it honors the wedding between the founders of Tahona Mercado and is exclusive to their shops.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Tosba Mezcal
NOM:NOM-O164X
Mezcalero:Edgar Gonzalez
Maguey:Espadin
Agave:Angustifolia
Distillation:Copper
Style:Pechuga
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Cristobal Lachirioag
ABV: 48.1%
Batch size: 126 bottles (Initial 2021 batch)
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.mezcaltosba.com/, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Tosba Pechuga de Borrego is a special batch of pechuga mezcal made with lamb (borrego) breast. It was created to celebrate the wedding between the founders of Tahona Mercado. Normally, mezcalero Edgar Gonzalez uses ingredients like wild pineapple, bananas, wild apples, and rice which are suspended in a cotton net in the the still for the third distillation, ensuring that all the vapors pass over the meat and condense into a delicious Mezcal de Pechuga.

This is not the regular pechuga release, for that bottle please see: Tosba Pechuga

Tosba Mezcal

Mezcal Tosba is a microbusiness founded by two cousins from San Cristóbal Lachirioag, Oaxaca, Mexico. While living in Silicon Valley, California in 1999, they were inspired and influenced by the entrepreneurialism that surrounded them. Concerned by the increasing migration from their home region of Cajonos-Villa Alta in the Sierra Juárez mountains, they decided to form a business that would rescue the disappearing mezcal production and bring economic opportunity to the area. Mezcal Tosba is created by using traditional, and what is now called sustainable, agricultural methods of harvesting and distillation passed down by generations of farmers and mezcaleros from the region of Cajonos-Villa Alta of the Sierra Juárez in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.

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3 reviews

4.67 out of 5

Tyler

Tyler

568 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 weeks ago

Wild batch. Full disclosure: I’m not a pechuga guy but I am a HUGE fan of Tosba. The regular pechuga was one of the first I’d ever tasted back in 2016. I remember it being a bit strong and meaty. This has an array of subtle flavors of herbs, spices, and meat. It is quite good.. the umami note from one of the previous reviews is spot on. It is savory, not overpowering, and serves as a unique and exciting example of pechuga mezcal. Nice work Edgar and team! Bottle 31/126, lot 1.

Wild batch. Full disclosure: I’m not a pechuga guy but I am a HUGE fan of Tosba. The regular pechuga was one of the first I’d ever tasted back in 2016. I remember it being a bit strong and meaty. This has an array of subtle flavors of herbs, spices, and meat. It is quite good.. the umami note from one of the previous reviews is spot on. It is savory, not overpowering, and serves as a unique and exciting example of pechuga mezcal. Nice work Edgar and team! Bottle 31/126, lot 1.

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

413 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Nose – Baked brie. Dried apricot. 7UP soda.

Palate – Amazing mouthfeel – soft, slick and viscous. Papaya. Very tropical. White pepper heat. Cigar wrapper. Not meaty for me until the finish. An extremely long finish/aftertaste of barbequed lamb strips.
I BEGGED Edgar for a small bit to take home – he and Elisandro sorted me out with a 200 mL flask. They are so proud that this was made for Steven Sadri’s (Tahona Mercado) wedding. I’ll cherish every drop of this exceptional mezcal!

Nose – Baked brie. Dried apricot. 7UP soda.
Palate – Amazing mouthfeel – soft, slick and viscous. Papaya. Very tropical. White pepper heat. Cigar wrapper. Not meaty for me until the finish. An extremely long finish/aftertaste of barbequed lamb strips.
I BEGGED Edgar for a small bit to take home – he and Elisandro sorted me out with a 200 mL flask. They are so proud that this was made for Steven Sadri’s (Tahona Mercado) wedding. I’ll cherish every drop of this

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

358 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Pechuga de Borrego, Tahona Exclusive. Neck and neck with Rainy Lalocura Pechuga for the best ive ever had. Wonderful umami mixed with tropical fruits and fresh herbs. Everything is extremely well integrated. Not a hint of harshness. Finish isnt short, nor overlong…. Pops on the tongue like a fresh crudo or fruit salad. Not super meaty… just super awesome

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