El Rey Zapoteco Pechuga Mezcal 750ml
El Rey Zapoteco is one of Oaxaca’s oldest artisanal mezcal brands that still produces its mezcal entirely in-house.
El Rey Zapoteco Pechuga is made from the family’s estate grown “capon”, or fully mature, Espadin agaves that are cut by hand with machete and hoe and cooked using oak wood in an underground conical oven made of river rocks covered with soil. The cooked agaves are crushed by horse-driven Chilean quarry tahona. The crushed agave fibers are fermented in open air pine vats using natural yeasts. The fermented agave is distilled a first time in copper stills to yield Espadin mezcal as the base distillate. It is then distilled a second time along with wild turkey breast, orange, banana, cantaloupe, pineapple, prune and almond to yield the desired flavor and a 45% ABV, where it is finally aged in oak barrels for 45 days prior to bottling.