El Jolgorio Mezcal Pechuga is produced from 100% semi-wild Agave Espadin (Agave angustifolia).
El Jolgorio Pechuga is made using two distillations. On the second distillation, the mezcalero adds locally harvested fruit and spices, such as pineapple, orange, plantains, anise, to name a few. Also on the second distillation, the mezcalero hangs a raw guajolote – a creole turkey rooster of the region – on the inside of the pot still. Unlke the other mezcal expressions in the El Jolgorio range, Pechuga is not named for the species/variety of agave it is made from, but rather is a celebratory style of Espadin mezcal. It is made only for special occasions including, for example, patron saint days and weddings. It is important to note that, due to its purpose of celebrating important events, Pechuga is always intended to be shared among friends. (Producer’s notes)