5 Sentidos Azul y Pichomel is part of the “La Colección Mixteca,” a curated selection of small-batch spirits from the Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla.
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About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Azul y Pichomel is an ensamble of agave Tequilana and agave Marmorata. Both species were harvested in the Zapotitlan Salinas region of Puebla and distilled by Maestro Mezcalero Atelo Ramirez and his wife, Laura Arriaga. Atelo and Laura use a makeshift still fashioned from a galvanzed steel barrel, a clay cazuela hat, and a copper coil housed in another barrel. This mezcal has aromas of fresh-cut green apple and aged cheeses. The palate has notes of cilantro and green apple candy. The 2019 release of this was just 180 Liters.
“La Colección Mixteca” is a curated selection of small-batch agave spirits crafted in the rustic distilleries of the mountainous Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla. Each bottling explores the maestro mezcalero’s interpretation of subjecting agave endemic to the region to peculiar production methods and styles that have largely fallen out of favor in modern times. A significant portion of sales from the collection will be used for palenque improvement projects.
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:
- Cinco Sentidos and El Destilado on Mezcal Reviews
- Santa María Ixcatlán: Rawhide Fermentation with Amando Alvarez on Mezcal Reviews
- What's in A Name? on the K&L Wines Spirits Journal blog