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5 Sentidos Bicuixe

Cinco Sentidos Bicuixe was produced with wild-harvested maguey Cuixe by mezcalero Atenogenes Garcia in San Isidro Guishe, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca.

Rating: (10 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Atenogenes García
Maguey:Bicuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Tahona
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:San Isidro Guishe
ABV: 47.7%
Batch size: 140 liters (Batch BCX01-19)
Website: https://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

Cinco Sentidos Bicuixe was produced with wild-harvested maguey Cuixe, agave Karwinskii, by mezcalero Atenogenes Garcia in San Isidro Guishe, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. After being cooked underground for 6 days, the roasted magueys were crushed by a two-ton tahona pull by an old Ford tractor. Next, the smashed agaves were fermented in two pine vats along with calcium-rich well water for nine days. Lastly, it was double distilled in copper and then adjusted to its current ABV with well water and tails.

Note: The Madrecuixe bottle is pictured – the actual bottle is labeled as Bicuixe.

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.

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10 reviews

4.1 out of 5


El-Dawg

El-Dawg

110 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

BCX02-19
Green, earthy, vegetal! Reminds me of other Miahuatlan mezcals, which I tend to be biased to. Piney taste, some chalky, sweet & fruity. Balanced with the overall greenish flavor notes. Very solid and wish I had more of this 2oz sample. 4.25
Review #97

ElAgave

ElAgave

34 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch BAX01-19 47.7%abv
Wild agave were cultivated
Roasted 4-6 days
Chopped then Tahona ground

Nose – seaweed, brine, fresh cut pumpkin, apples, celery seed, beans
Palate – farmy, soil, cheesy, sugar snap peas
Finish – mulch, oily finish, floral, lime rind

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

153 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

That lightly fishy funk that I’ve come to know with his bicuixe and style, sage, marshmallows, twig tea (kukicha). Actually, yes, that’s almost a perfect note. Kukicha and other such interesting teas! Some mild candied fruits, like watermelon or honeydew canteloupe.

Round, mineral and sweet entry, pushing heavier into minerality before a balloon of fruit flavors bursts on swallow fading into the fun tones described, with kukicha recessed wonderfully.

Compared to other batches I’ve had, the balance here is a little better. Not as brutally earthy and drying… which I do like either way.

8/10. Masterful bicuixe; I’ve been picky about it as a single varietal offering before.

That lightly fishy funk that I’ve come to know with his bicuixe and style, sage, marshmallows, twig tea (kukicha). Actually, yes, that’s almost a perfect note. Kukicha and other such interesting teas! Some mild candied fruits, like watermelon or honeydew canteloupe.
Round, mineral and sweet entry, pushing heavier into minerality before a balloon of fruit flavors bursts on swallow fading into the fun tones described, with kukicha recessed wonderfully.
Compared to other batches I’ve had, the

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Rakhal

Rakhal

307 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

BCX01-19. Very unusual, not like any Miahuatlán Bicuixe I’ve had before. Earthy and bready. Rye bread, carraway seeds, tarragon, anise, marzipan, and garden soil. If I find a bottle I will buy it because it’s so unique.

t8ke

t8ke

135 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Impressive depth on the nose and palate – a really lovely bicuixe. The terroir is evident here, driving those savory notes to grapple with the sweet nose. Really well done, certainly very good.

Tyler

Tyler

469 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Wet wood and crayon on the nose. On the palate, there is some pink peppercorn and green beans. Very green and vegetal overall. A bit of minerality on the finish. I’m a huge Atenogenes fan but I prefer his ensambles or straight Madrecuixe over this. Batch: BCX01-19, bottle 147/177, 47.7%.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

264 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Juicy Fruit!!! Piloncillo! A tad bit of cilantro and masa! Killer pairing with some homemade barbacoa. Excellent

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

142 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Batch: BCX01-19
Nose: Wet soil. Fresh, vegetal sweetness. Garden celery leaves.

Palate: Serrano pepper flavor with dialed back heat. Celery. A touch of the agave sugars in the mix. Incredible ash and mint aftertaste.

razorbackmike

razorbackmike

123 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

TOTAL BLISS ! VEGGIE TO THE MAX ! this is a case of the nose indicating what the flavor will be.straw,cup full of garden geens,broccoli,asparagus,tossed salad.through it all is a balance with agave sweetness and the finish is sweet.long with mint.very unique and very karwinski.the mezcal version of v8.special occasion mezcal.very suitable for summer sipping.delicious!

Jonny

Jonny

506 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lots of minerals on the nose. Hints of lemon, chalk, flan, and new car smell. The palate is balanced, full of dark fruit, and lingers. Notes of plums, dates, figs, dried dark fruit, dried mango, dried papaya, and a splash of spearmint.

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