Maestro Dobel has unveiled the world’s first pechuga tequila, Maestro Dobel Pavito. The new offering uses traditional techniques to infuse turkey breast into the spirit.
Maestro Dobel Pavito draws inspiration from centuries-old, ancestral Mexican agave techniques and traditions, which were used to create a liquid reserved for the most special occasions and celebrations. Featuring traditional, seasonal Mexican fruits and spices, Pavito also uses turkey breast to enhance and elevate the tequila. The result is a smooth, yet complex final product with layers of rich, savory notes.
“Maestro Dobel is renowned for producing modern expressions of tequila, rooted in familial tradition and generations of refined skill and craft,” said Juan Dobel, Founder and 11th generation tequila maker at Maestro Dobel Tequila. “Pavito is the ultimate expression of our commitment to tradition and innovation, inspired by ancestral techniques to create this first-of-its-kind tequila. We are thrilled to introduce Maestro Dobel Pavito at a time when we are seeing increased interest amongst U.S. consumers, trade and discerning spirits connoisseurs, who are looking for new ways to enjoy ultra-premium tequilas.”
Handcrafted in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico, using 100% Blue Weber Agaves grown and sourced from a single family-owned estate, Pavito begins with a base of Maestro Dobel’s Silver tequila double distilled in copper pot stills. After a brief period macerating the fruits and spices, a third distillation is performed, during which the pechuga is placed at the top of the still, and infuses the tequila vapors with the aromatics of the fruits, spices and savory turkey breast. This intensifies the tequila, creating layers of complexity in the resulting liquid.
“Taking inspiration from and adapting ancestral methods by using the aromatic process of infusing the savory notes from a turkey breast in tequila, is not only a first for us, but also for the category.” said Alex Coronado, Maestro Tequilero and Head of Production at Maestro Dobel. “Unlike Mezcal, which is normally double distilled, the triple distillation results in a smooth, yet complex and balanced spirit that is not overpowered by the smoky notes.”
On the nose, the tequila is floral and citric with fresh notes of mint, peppermint, chlorophyll, lemon tea, anise, cooked pineapple, plum, tejocote (Mexican hawthorn), and a subtle smokiness. The palate delivers cooked-agave, sugar cane, fruits, cinnamon, pepper, and more tejocote.
Maestro Dobel Pavito is recommended to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or with sparkling water and a splash of pineapple juice, all garnished with fresh pineapple – the acidity of the pineapple is said to brighten the fruity notes mid-palate and complement the notes of anise to finish.
Maestro Dobel Pavito is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $59.99. For more information, head over to Maestro Dobel’s official website.
Last October, Maestro Dobel Tequila unveiled its newest creation, the Maestro Dobel 50 Cristalino, an Extra Anejo Cristalino.