Maestro Dobel Tequila Founder and 11th-generation tequila maker Juan Dobel has announced the limited-edition release of Maestro Dobel Pavito, a pechuga tequila.
Featuring seasonal Mexican fruits and spices, Pavito also uses ‘pechuga’ — or turkey breast — to enhance and elevate the tequila, the company says.
“Maestro Dobel is renowned for producing modern expressions of tequila, rooted in familial tradition and generations of refined skill and craft,” says Juan Dobel, founder 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.”
Made in the lowlands of Jalisco, Mexico, using 100% Blue Weber agaves, 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 — a first for the Maestro Dobel portfolio — 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 turkey breast.
This intensifies the tequila, the company says, creating layers of complexity in the liquid. This includes notes of cooked agave, fruits and spices, while also achieving a rich, savory profile.
“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,” says 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.”
Maestro Dobel Pavito is available for purchase at select retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750-ml. bottle.