Cinco Sentidos Bicuixe was produced with wild-harvested maguey Cuixe by mezcalero Atenogenes Garcia in San Isidro Guishe, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||San Isidro Guishe|
|Batch size:||140 liters (Batch BCX01-19)|
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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 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