It is that time of year again, when we announce the latest in our limited edition series, The Director’s Cut. For these spirits we flex our creative muscles to try to produce something very unique and special, using botanicals harvested by one of our Company Directors. This year it is the turn of Mr Jake F Burger himself.
Directors Cut No.03 Pechuga Gin is created using a unique process which we’ve borrowed from our mezcal producing brothers and sisters in Mexico. On occasions of great celebration like baptisms, marriages and quinceañeras, a Distiller’s whole family will mark the affair by gathering fruits, grains and spices and then redistilling their mezcal with these ingredients, to create what they call a Pechuga Mezcal.
Pechuga translates into English as ‘breast’ and refers to the fact that they also suspend the breast of a chicken or a turkey in the Still, which is slowly cooked by the vapours of the mezcal during this distillation and is said to add subtle flavours to the spirit.
For this gin we have taken a finished batch of Portobello Road Gin and on 25th October 2017 will be preparing what we believe to be the world’s first Pechuga Gin surrounded by our family and friends. We will be redistilling the gin with apples, pears, plums, currants, raisins, sultanas, apricots, brown rice, passion fruit, cinnamon and cassia bark as well as nutmeg and mace, that was harvested by Jake on the beautiful Spice Island, Grenada, and the all important turkey breast, provided to us by famous West London butcher C. Lidgate, of Holland Park Avenue.
Director’s Cut No.03 Pechuga Gin will be available to buy from Wednesday 1st November from our website or The Bottle Shop at The Distillery.