5 Sentidos Bicuixe-Madrecuixe is the second special exported release from 5 Sentidos. Two separate batches of karwinskii agaves were blended in May 2014. A significant amount of proceeds will be used to build a greenhouse in Zimatlán de Alvarez, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||San Isidro Guishe|
|Batch size:||205 liters|
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About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Bicuixe-Madrecuixe is the second special “ensamble” release from 5 Sentidos (EN-02). The first was the Jabali-Tobala from producer Alberto Martinez. This special bottling is a blend of two batches distilled in April 2013 and February 2014. The 2013 batch was the result of a 10-day bake of 60 mature agave Madrecuixe and 90 mature maguey Bicuixe piñas. The 2014 batch was a 5-day bake of 117 mature Bicuixe piñas. Both batches of cooked agaves were mashed by a bull-drawn tahona and fermented in pine and cypress tanks with well water before being double-distilled in copper stills by maestro mezcalero Atenogenes García. The two batches were blended in May 2014 and yielded a total of 475 liters. This spirit is wildly aromatic, with notes of dill, fennel, pine needle, and grapefruit rind on the nose and a mix of anise and salty caramel with a prolonged yet mellow finish on the pallet.
The majority of the batch was consumed locally and in Oaxaca’s El Destilado restaurant. A significant amount of proceeds from the sale of the 205 liters bottled for export to the United States will be donated to the Centéotl, A.C., a community development non-profile in Oaxaca. Generated funds will be used to build a greenhouse in Zimatlán de Alvarez, Oaxaca. Other releases/batches have been made available since.
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