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5 Sentidos Chino

5 Sentidos Chino is the first batch made by maestro mezcalero Jose Ines Vieyra (of Michoacan) to be imported to the United States.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Jose Ines Vieyra
Maguey:Chino
Agave:Cupreata
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Michoacán
Town:El Aguacatito
ABV: 45.1%
Batch size: 300 liters
Website: https://www.drink5sentidos.com/
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

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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4 reviews

4.75 out of 5


Tyler

Tyler

404 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

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.

COak

COak

97 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

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.

ptperc

ptperc

10 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

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

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Jonny

Jonny

439 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars9 months ago

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.

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