Full Review

Don Amado

Don Amado
Pechuga Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 46%
Certified Organic
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$89.99

Don Amado
Pechuga Mezcal

Category: Blanco Mezcal

Date Tasted:
Country: Mexico
Alcohol: 46%
Clear color. Rustic, savory aromas of chicken skin and wet stone and earth with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, medium-length black licorice twist, rye toast, and dried apricot finish. An anise-forward mezcal to play in absinthe-kissed cocktails.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Herbal & Funky
Aroma Aroma: chicken skin and wet stone and earth
Taste Flavor: black licorice twist, rye toast, and dried apricot
Smoothness Smoothness: Warming
Enjoy Enjoy: Now in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Corpse Reviver #2, Sangrita, Tommy's Margarita
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An anise-forward mezcal to play in absinthe-kissed cocktails.

The Importer

Haas Brothers

The Importer
1808 Wedemeyer St. #160
San Francisco, CA 94129
USA
1 415-282-8585

Their Portfolio

Blanco Mezcal

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Serve in a Copita
Blanco mezcal is a spirit from Mexico that can be made from as many as 18 different types of the agave plant, some cultivated and some wild. Most are produced in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. A blanco mezcal is distilled in a copper still (sometimes double distilled) and is not aged in oak, thus preserving a clear appearance.

Mezcal is often confused with tequila, as both are made from agave. But while tequila must be made from one specific blue agave, mezcal can be produced from eighteen different types of agave (maguey). There are two types of mezcal, those made exclusively from maguey and those made from at least 80% maguey mixed with other ingredients. Mezcal has similar aging terms as tequila, such as reposado and añejo, but generally mezcal is more of an artisanal product, so examples of mezcal vary more than tequila.

Most are double-distilled, while some are triple-distilled and then aged for several years in oak barrels. Flavors range from smoked herbs and pepper to tobacco and charred fruits. Serve these on their own, in an adventuresome cocktail, or with a cigar.