Pechuga is a celebratory style of mezcal made from agave Espadín. It is the only El Jolgorio mezcal that does not take its name from the species of agave used in production. To make this mezcal, local fruits, nuts, herbs, and spices are added to the still on the second distillation, along with a whole, raw turkey that is hung inside the still cap. Culturally, mezcal Pechuga has great significance, made only for very special occasions, such as weddings, baptisms, or holidays, and as such, made with a great deal of love and care in order to capture the feeling of the mezcalero. Today, due to their popularity in the marketplace, many brands are producing Pechuga-style mezcals using a wide range of ingredients.
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Mezcal forms an important part of rituals, ceremonies, and festivities in villages in our homeland of southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. These celebrations - also known as Jolgorios - always involve mezcal, a drink that spans cultures and bonds families. Fifteen unique El Jolgorio Mezcals are made from different species and varieties of rare agaves by master distillers in remote villages in the Central Valleys region of Oaxaca. Each El Jolgorio label signifies a different agave variety, with each tiny batch released in sequentially numbered editions. Due to the scarcity of wild agaves and the company's commitment to sustainability, the batches rotate, meaning each new edition might be produced from different regional producer within the network of mezcaleros. The label for each consecutive edition bears the name of the mezcalero, village, age of agave at harvest, and number of bottles produced, to connect the drinker with the place of origin and the families behind the spirit.
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