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Tosba Pechuga

Tosba Pechuga is a double distilled Mezcal that uses a combination of wild pineapple, bananas, wild apples, rice, and a wild turkey breast.

Rating: (8 reviews)
Brand:Tosba Mezcal
Mezcalero:Edgar Gonzalez
Town:San Cristobal Lachirioag
ABV: 46%
Website: http://mezcaltosba.com, opens in new window

About this mezcal

Tosba Pechuga is a double distilled mezcal that uses a combination of wild pineapple, bananas, wild apples, rice, and a wild turkey breast. The above mentioned ingredients are placed in a cotton net suspended by strings in the the still for the third distillation, ensuring that all the vapors pass over the turkey breast and condense into a delicious Mezcal de Pechuga. Tosba Pechuga has a lot of character that includes a robust nose of almonds, basil, chocolate. The flavors are persistent and recurrent.

This is not the special edition pechuga de borrego release, for that bottle please see: Tosba Pechuga de Borrego

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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Member rating

4.13 out of 5

8 reviews



44 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

lote 09-51. 139/336 2022 harvest 48.3%.

aroma: cheese fruits banana,
palate: meaty, full sort of rich, chocolate

love it



43 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lot 27 (notes from tasting in 2018)
Delicious Pechuga. While a bit too much on the meaty/gamey soup flavor for my taste, complex with just enough green apple, pepper, and chocolate complementing that meat flavor. This is one of those that you can leave in your glass and watch dramatically change every few minutes emphasizing a different note, a great sipper for an evening.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Bought a half a liter at the Tosba palenque.
Nose – Raw mushroom. Roasted turkey breast. Apple slices.

Palate – Deli smoked turkey. Baking chocolate. Dried banana. Cinnamon spiced apple. Baked potato. This pechuga is something else, frickin great sipper.



34 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lote 27 47.3%abv

Nose – fruity, pear, smoked turkey, mango, sweet fruity nose
Palate – peppery, bell pepper, green, smoked turkey meat, plantain, raisin
Finish – minty, woody, over ripe apple



7 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars6 years ago

Rich caramel and chocolate, hint of smoke, gushing with flavor, hot finish.



654 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 years ago

Very meaty on the nose. Vicious on the palate. Notes of chocolate, peat, citrus, and honey are present in this delicious pechuga. Hot finish. Lot 006

The story of Mezcal Tosba is inspiring and their hard work has paid off. This is my favorite of their current mezcals released in the US.



713 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 years ago

Lot 006. This is another incredible Pechuga. The other mezcal Tosba’s are OK, but this one is really great. It’s very meaty with strong chicken notes and hints of apple, potato, and dark chocolate. This is one of my favorite Pechuga mezcals out there. It’s a bit hot for 46%, but the heat blends well with the flavor and aroma.



19 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars8 years ago

Very complex and very rich

Pechuga “meaty-ness” is noticeable and makes for a savory experience

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