The Del Maguey Pechuga has a nose of basil, lemon, ocean, and fruit. It is almost scotch-like in its smoky taste. And yes, in addition it is salty, very soft, and tastes a bit like chicken. The Pechuga production season is limited to year end due to the special ingredients like wild mountain apples and plums that must be in season and cannot be substituted. It is triple-distilled and the third distillation takes 24 hours and requires the vapors to pass through a suspended, skinless chicken breast (“Pechuga” means ‘breast’ in Spanish) before it condenses to form the Mezcal one can drink. This is a wild, super-rare Mezcal, unlike anything else.