Last night I finally found some Pechuga Mezcal at a bar in NC. I have been searching for this for quite some time and figured it didn’t exist. The aroma is closer to that of blanco tequila with a bit of peppery spice thrown in. The flavor is another beast altogether with meaty umami, peppery spice, and smoky phenols all rolled into a delicious beverage. I drank it neat since I had no idea how it should be consumed and it was definitely a sipper. Pechuga is made by adding raw chicken breast in the column of the still so it captures the flavor in the distillate. I’m not sure who came up with that idea, but I’d love to shake their hand!

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