5 Sentidos Chino is the first batch made by maestro mezcalero Jose Ines Vieyra (of Michoacan) to be imported to the United States.
5 Sentidos Chino
|Rating:||(8 reviews) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Jose Ines Vieyra|
|Batch size:||300 liters|
|Website:||https://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Chino is an exclusive bottling for the Bien Trucha Group. It is the first batch made by maestro mezcalero Jose Ines Vieyra to be imported to the United States. Maestro Jose made this batch from wild-harvested maguey Chino (agave Cupreata), which were roasted underground in a conical oven with encino and tepehuaje firewood for six days. After the roast, the agaves were crushed by a mechanized mill. The resulting mash was allowed to ferment in underground wooden vats with spring water. Upon completing the fermentation, the mash was distilled with a Filipino or Tarasco still that is made from a copper boiling chamber with a condensing chamber made of wooden slats. The total production was just 300 liters in El Aguacatito, Michoacan in May 2018.
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
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CH01-19CA, May 2018, 300 Litres. Bottle 75/163. 46% ABV.
Don’t let this linger on the shelf — shifts to the extreme within months of opening. Early on it was like stepping into a euro-deli with notes of blue cheese funk, strawberry preserves and Juicy Fruit. Now it’s more like a trip to 7-Eleven with cloying notes of sour funk, cream soda, McCormicks Marshmallow Strawberries and red Twizzlers. Almost too funky. Would do this over to get that cheese shop vibe again.
Jose Ines Vieyra
Nose : pink Starburst is bang on. I also get strawberry cheesecake and some farmy aspects as well.
Taste : strawberry yogurt, powdered icing sugar and a bit of bbq smoke.
Finish : a little oily, sweet with some ash.
Very one dimensional. But what a dimension!! This stuff leave an impression. Both novice and seasoned mezcal drinkers are always blown away by this one.
Dear god this is insane. Viscous and delightful. It’s almost like an alcohol-sugar balanced thawed freezie if that makes sense.
Grapefruit juice, pith and peel for sure. And all the starburst people are saying.
Smell is strong – full of starburst and candied. Very intriguing! Bright, vibrant, some cheese in there as well. Taste carries through as well with the candied notes. Some funkiness in there for me though, which brings down the quality IMO. Would love to share this with people for conversation and debate, but wouldn’t be my go to, “top notch” mezcal.
Smells like pink Starburst! Big flavors of sweet candy and the taste is like Starburst too. There is a bit of black licorice on the finish. Was only able to taste as small sample and want to try again. “BTG exclusive” batch.
This tastes like stepping out into the sunshine on a beautiful day. Can’t say I’ve tried many other mezcals like this. Definitely get strawberry and cherry candy flavors as well.
Batch BIEN01-19. Bleu Cheese and Strawberry Candy……the red starburst Jonny mentioned was one of my first descriptors of this distillate. The nose just doesn’t let up on that candied-aspect. More sweetness on the nose and palate right off the bat, but the more you let it sit and open up, the cheese, funk, and earthiness really develop. Roquefort, Camambert, strawberry jam and bubble gum. Such a fun, delicious, and thought-provoking distillate. A favorite at El Destilado and a favorite of ours in the Chicago suburbs!
Batch BIEN01-19. Bleu Cheese and Strawberry Candy……the red starburst Jonny mentioned was one of my first descriptors of this distillate. The nose just doesn’t let up on that candied-aspect. More sweetness on the nose and palate right off the bat, but the more you let it sit and open up, the cheese, funk, and earthiness really develop. Roquefort, Camambert, strawberry jam and bubble gum. Such a fun, delicious, and thought-provoking distillate. A favorite at El Destilado an
Woah. Strong aromas of pink and red Starburst. Smells amazing. You can almost chew the Starburst, the aroma is so strong. Tastes like pure Fun Dip. Sipping this immediately brought on conversation of youth baseball and eating massive amounts of sugar as a child. Very sweet and delicious and a great conversation starter.