Pelotón de la Muerte joven is produced in of Oaxaca by mezcalero Cutberto Santiago and his family, who cook agave Espadin agave in stone pit ovens using traditional methods. This mezcal has notes of kiwi fruit, lemon zest, dried peppercorn, agave, and soft smoke. Pelotón de la Muerte is aimed at the cocktail scene and is often sold in one liter bottles.
Pelotón de la Muerte
The Pelotón de la Muerte label is the flag The Doliente Hidalgo, a banner that represented the insurgent army call “The squadron of death”, which sought revenge for the murder of the priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla. The red in the flag represents the blood of the leader, the black cross represents the mourning for the priest Dolores, and the bones honor his remains. Pelotón de la Muerte is from Mezcales de Leyenda and geared towards the cocktail scene.