If you are searching for something truly rare and special, you’ve come to the right place. Only one batch is made per year, with 224 bottles produced in total. Pechuga mezcals are often made for ceremonial family occasions, and this is no exception: the first batch was distilled for the birth of palenque founder Bildo Saravia’s daughter. Seasonal fruit and wild venison are hung in the still for this second distillation. Super complex, with a whole lot happening: flashes of red apple skin, fleshy stone fruits, tropical attitude, herbs and spice. But what really makes this bad boy sing is the gamey, meaty intensity. An absolute treat.