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5 Sentidos Bicuixe-Madrecuixe

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.

Rating: (5 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Don Atenogenes García
Agave:Bicuishe, Madre-Cuishe
Grind:Tahona
Style:Blend
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV: 48.2%
Batch size: 205 liters
Website: https://www.drink5sentidos.com/
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 agave 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.

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".

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5 reviews

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justsomedude

justsomedude

17 reviews
1 week ago

Phenomenal fruit-forward Karwinskii! Nose is perfume-y, strong but not pungent with rich agave underlying a nice balance of ripe plum and apple more vegetal cucumber and artichoke hearts, a bit of fresh cream. Palate is sublime, mouth-watering with almost no hint of alcohol besides a nice minerality on the back of the tongue. Fruit and vegtable flavors go back and forth with an overall nice sweetness. Finish is exceptionally long and contrasts the nose and palate with lemongrass and fresh herbs but not too dry. 91/100

Phenomenal fruit-forward Karwinskii! Nose is perfume-y, strong but not pungent with rich agave underlying a nice balance of ripe plum and apple more vegetal cucumber and artichoke hearts, a bit of fresh cream. Palate is sublime, mouth-watering with almost no hint of alcohol besides a nice minerality on the back of the tongue. Fruit and vegtable flavors go back and forth with an overall nice sweetness. Finish is exceptionally long and contrasts the nose and palate with lemongrass and fresh herbs

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AgaveNerd101

AgaveNerd101

7 reviews
6 months ago

Absolutely interesting with a bold fennel & celery forward plate that lightens up with a citrus/grapefruit finish. High heat being 48.2% that is masked by the complexity of flavor. Very easy to drink.

Rakhal

Rakhal

104 reviews
7 months ago

Lot BCMC02-18. Wow! What a perfect blend of karwinskiis! Delicious and creamy with flavors of sweet pickle relish, vanilla ice cream, roasted artichoke, and something mineraly liked rusted iron. Tasty!

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

135 reviews
8 months ago

Perfect karwinskii blend

thamthong

thamthong

47 reviews
1 year ago

batch EN02, 48.2% abv, bottle 233/268. holy karwinskii! perhaps the best i’ve had, though i think i give mezcalero #16 the edge. more herbaceous on the nose than i’ve had before but otherwise, luscious and bold karwinskii notes, lovely and round vegetal sweetness, musty hot sand. someday i’ll figure out exactly how to articulate the way karwinskiis hit my senses and fire off all the synapses in the pleasure center of my brain. the palate is big but as smooth as eggs, pulling every which way while silkily gliding along the tongue. wish i could’ve spent more time with this one. will be grabbing a bottle asap. i suggest you do the same.

batch EN02, 48.2% abv, bottle 233/268. holy karwinskii! perhaps the best i’ve had, though i think i give mezcalero #16 the edge. more herbaceous on the nose than i’ve had before but otherwise, luscious and bold karwinskii notes, lovely and round vegetal sweetness, musty hot sand. someday i’ll figure out exactly how to articulate the way karwinskiis hit my senses and fire off all the synapses in the pleasure center of my brain. the palate is big but as smooth as eggs, pulling every which wa

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