Don Mateo Pechuga
Don Mateo Pechuga Mezcal at Third Base Market & Spirits
Third Base Market & Spirits is honored to present Don Mateo Pechuga Mezcal, an exceptional artisanal spirit hailing from the state of Michoacán, Mexico. This particular Mezcal is a "Pechuga" type, meaning it involves a unique triple-distillation process where a chicken or turkey breast (pechuga) is suspended in the still during the third distillation. The presence of the pechuga is said to impart additional complexity and smoothness to the spirit, and it is traditionally made to celebrate special occasions.
- Name: Don Mateo Pechuga Mezcal
- Type: Pechuga Mezcal
- Age: Unaged (Joven)
- Region: Michoacán, Mexico
- Alcohol by Volume (ABV): Approximately 47-50% (may vary)
Tasting Notes and Technical Description:
In the glass, the Mezcal is clear, with a slightly silky texture that glints invitingly when held up to light, promising a layered and intricate experience.
The aromatic profile is rich and incredibly nuanced. A base layer of classic Mezcal smokiness is intertwined with complex vegetal and herbal notes. A sweet and fruity aroma that can be attributed to the presence of the pechuga emerges subtly, providing a unique undertone.
The mouthfeel is round and almost creamy—unusual for a Mezcal and a testament to the distillation artistry involved. Initial flavors of agave smokiness are present but rounded out with the richer, meaty tones that the pechuga contributes. Fruits like apple and plum make a subtle appearance, along with herbal notes of mint and basil. These all converge to produce a profile that is complex yet harmonious.
A lingering finish that is both warming and smooth ensures this Mezcal stays with you long after your last sip. The smokiness fades gently, making way for a final encore of fruity sweetness and a hint of minerality, a nod to the terroir from which it hails.
Don Mateo Pechuga Mezcal, available at Third Base Market & Spirits, is not merely a spirit; it's an experience and a journey into the heart of Michoacán’s mezcal-making tradition. The distillation artistry and complex flavors encapsulated in each bottle make this Mezcal highly desirable for both seasoned Mezcal aficionados and newcomers alike. It serves as an impeccable choice for sipping neat, yet its layered intricacies make it a fascinating base for cocktails. A bottle of Don Mateo Pechuga Mezcal is more than just an addition to your collection—it's an invitation to partake in a rich, cultural legacy.