Don Mateo de La Sierra Pechuga

Just before second distillation, the matriarch of the Vieyra family, Delia Vargas Vieyra, prepares her family recipe of ingredients, adding special characteristics to the body, aroma, and flavor of the mezcal. This recipe was a creation of her own, pulling from the experiences of growing up in a house of mezcaleros. Iguana, venison, and turkey (along with dried fruits and nuts) are hung inside the still, the vapors then produced interact and absorb the contents of the bag bringing  the unique profile of aromatic roasted notes like guajillo chili, anchovy chile and roasted pineapple. It expresses the mineral notes reminiscent of spring water with an elegant note to moist earth and tropical fruits such as melon and mango. The taste confirms the notes of dried chiles and roasted ripe pineapple. A mezcal of good intensity of flavor and medium persistence, warm with alcohol.


  • Agave Cupreata
  • Wood Fermentation
  • Ambient yeast
  • 5-cut distillation
  • Filipino style wood stills made from Oyamel and Pine
  • Natural spring water for alcohol and flavor adjustments

Pechuga expressions are typically made for special intimate gatherings such as weddings, baptisms, and other major life events and are shared within their community. Since Pechugas are traditionally made for these occasions, there are only limited quantities made and each batch is unique.

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