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5 Sentidos Arroqueño – Tio Pedro

Mezcalero “Tio” Pedro Hernandez makes his mezcal in the ancestral style – it is hand-mashed and distilled in small clay pots in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Tio Pedro Hernandez
Maguey:Arroqueno
Agave:Americana
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Clay Pot
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Santa Catarina Minas
ABV: 47%
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/
About this destilado de agave

For the first batch of 5 Sentidos Arroqueño released in the United States, the 135-liter batch was distilled from mature agave Arroqueño that was harvested at approximately 5,100 feet above sea level in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca. Maestro mezcalero “Tio” Pedro Hernandez cooked approximately 70 piñas in an underground conical oven for 3 days. Pedro and his nephew Lalo then hand-mashed the cooked agave hearts with wooden mallets and allowed the agave mash to ferment with well-water for 16 days in large pine vats. The resulting mash was double distilled in small clay pots.

Batches to date:

  • MDR01: 75-liters (Exclusive to Madre NYC)
  • MO01: 135-liters (Exclusive to Moreno’s Liquors Chicago)
5 Sentidos

5 Sentidos is named after the five senses that their mezcaleros use to produce their agave spirits. The producers of this mezcal do not use any model machinery or tools, being guided only by their senses throughout the production process. The brand was launched by El Destilado restaurant in centro Oaxaca. The restaurant is known for it's creative menu, unique cocktails, and exception agave spirits. The brand is a curated tour of Mexico with a wide range of expressions that are made by some of the best mezcaleros in the region. Cinco Sentidos is uncertified mezcal and is labeled as "Destilado de Agave".

A note about the bottle shape: The short round bottles are the US release bottles. In other areas of distribution (e.g. Mexico, Canada, Japan) the bottles are the taller Bordelaise shape.

Learn more about 5 Sentidos:

6 reviews

4.08 out of 5


HighWine

HighWine

11 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Batch MO01. 47.1% ABV. Bottled exclusively for Moreno’s Liquors.
Bottle #22/126.

Aroma of dates, biscuit crackers, and campfire smoke.

Medium-full bodied I’m the mouth. Viscous enough to coat the tongue and gums in a pleasant way and leaving heat to linger along the gum line.

Earthy flavor of clay, parsley, and very peat-like smoke that Islay Scotch drinkers will enjoy. There’s more here and I’m having trouble isolating the subtleties and putting them into words. May update later but I’m just enjoying savoring this now without too much thought.

Overall a very delicious quaff and one that gets more sophisticated as it opens up.

Batch MO01. 47.1% ABV. Bottled exclusively for Moreno’s Liquors.
Bottle #22/126.
Aroma of dates, biscuit crackers, and campfire smoke.
Medium-full bodied I’m the mouth. Viscous enough to coat the tongue and gums in a pleasant way and leaving heat to linger along the gum line.
Earthy flavor of clay, parsley, and very peat-like smoke that Islay Scotch drinkers will enjoy. There’s more here and I’m having trouble isolating the subtleties and putting them into words. May update later

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t8ke

t8ke

90 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

Rich mouth feel. Honey, wafer cookie. Lots of rich creamy sweetness before the funk rolls in. Clay, brine, olive, earth and a lovely savory note. Faint pepper. Heat very much in check. The clay character is really something.

BartFargo

BartFargo

21 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars9 months ago

Batch: ACL02-19

Nose: Plantain on first whiff morphs into savory honey ham and smoked cheese over sweet potato, garnished by celery, roasted corn and ancho chile. Mild clay influence contributes a hint of fresh rubber.

Palate: Plantain, sweet potato and glazed carrots, seasoned with mint, fennel, cinnamon and bacon. A green core of baked agave. Damp clay beneath it all. Medium-full body.

Finish: More candied starches, returning to the smoked mild cheese from the nose, then ends on damp forest floor, cocoa, and mesquite-smoked bacon. Medium-long length.

Thoughts: Savory smoked proteins meet banana, cocoa and candied vegetables – all makes for a quality Arroqueno in my book. It carries the clay influence very well.

Batch: ACL02-19
Nose: Plantain on first whiff morphs into savory honey ham and smoked cheese over sweet potato, garnished by celery, roasted corn and ancho chile. Mild clay influence contributes a hint of fresh rubber.
Palate: Plantain, sweet potato and glazed carrots, seasoned with mint, fennel, cinnamon and bacon. A green core of baked agave. Damp clay beneath it all. Medium-full body.
Finish: More candied starches, returning to the smoked mild cheese from the nose, then ends on damp fores

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Chris

Chris

40 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Had this at El Destilado in Oaxaca. When they brought the bottle to the table and poured it, I knew from the aroma it was going to be good. I would have had another, which is positive. Agree with Jonny that it is flat on the finish.

Jonny

Jonny

443 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lote: AR02. From June 2017. Tasted at El Destilado. Dope! Aromas of bananas and lemon. Palate of anise, plantains, and cactus fruit. This is nice but a bit short on the finish.

Lote: ACL02-19 from February 2019. This was a Texas-only batch for Alamo City Liquor in San Antonio. Sweet brown sugar aromas with other scents of vanilla bean, nail polish, and freshly tanned leather. The palate is amazing! More notes of brown sugar, candied yams, sugar daddy candies, caramel apples, and wet fall leaves. Medium finish. Great viscosity.

Lote: AR02. From June 2017. Tasted at El Destilado. Dope! Aromas of bananas and lemon. Palate of anise, plantains, and cactus fruit. This is nice but a bit short on the finish.
Lote: ACL02-19 from February 2019. This was a Texas-only batch for Alamo City Liquor in San Antonio. Sweet brown sugar aromas with other scents of vanilla bean, nail polish, and freshly tanned leather. The palate is amazing! More notes of brown sugar, candied yams, sugar daddy candies, caramel apples, and wet fall leaves.

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Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

MO01

It took me a while to find this bottle, but picked it up at Mexico in a Bottle last year. Claypot still, revisiting this, getting some chocolate coming through. Interesting how i am getting a better idea for the taste of this one as i go through the bottle.

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