Cinco Sentidos Blanco (agave Americana) was an 80-liter limited release for West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, Illinois.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Distillation:||Clay Pot, Copper|
|Town:||San Juan Bautista|
|Batch size:||71 bottles|
|Website:||http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Blanco is distilled from a giant maguey Blanco varietal (agave Americana). This was the second of three releases to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Chicago’s West Lakeview Liquors. 80 liters of maguey Blanco were distilled in a copper-clay hybrid still in the tropical town of San Juan Bautista Jayacatlan by maestro mezcalero Isaac Cruz, who was not previously exported to the US. Like many mezcaleros in Jayacatlan, Isaac ferments his cooked agave in small clay pots prior to distillation.
5 Sentidos (or Cinco 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”.
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