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.
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|Town:||San Cristobal Lachirioag|
|Batch size:||126 bottles (Initial 2021 batch)|
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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
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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