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5 Sentidos Cuishe – Tio Tello

5 Sentidos Cuishe from Tio Tello is one of the first batches from this master palenquero that Cinco Sentidos has exported.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Eleuterio Perez Ramos
Maguey:Cuishe
Agave:Karwinskii
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV: 45%
Batch size: Batch TELCU07: 210 liters
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window
About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Cuishe from Tio Tello was initially released as a California-only batch of Cuishe (A. Karwinskii). It is one of the first batches made by master palenquero Eleuterio Perez Ramos that Cinco Sentidos has exported to an international market. Eleuterio, who is also known as “Tio Tello,” harvested the ripe agaves in Miahuatlan de Porfirio Diaz, Oaxaca. Post harvest, he roasted the agaves in a conical oven with mesquite firewood for at least four days. After cooking the agaves, Tio Tello, along with friends and family members, chopped the agave into small pieces with a machete, and then mashed them with large hammers made of mesquite in a wooden trough. Once mashed, Tio Tello allowed the mash to ferment with well water in cypress sabino tanks. He then distilled the fermented mash in a single copper alembic style still at his small palenque in El Nanche, Oaxaca. Adjusted with heads, hearts and tails. The California-only batch was approximately 210 liters, distilled in March 2007, and bottled January 2021.

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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3 reviews

4.17 out of 5


Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

290 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Nose – Fig newton cookies. Pencil eraser. A syrupy cherry almond note that reminds me of Disaronno Amaretto.

Palate – Big sweet, opening (a tasty Ajwa date flavor). Dried apricots as well. A little hot in the middle and finish for 45%.

Overall, pretty darn tasty though.

Rakhal

Rakhal

317 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Whoa! Crazy flavors coming out of this one!! It reminds me of those flakey almond candies. Marzipan, Amaretto, Dr. Pepper. Also a deep dark dried fruit finish like raisins, and fruit rollups. This is great!!

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

298 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 months ago

4.25/5

Smells of army surplus store and dried bananas. Taste is hersheys kisses and light touches of cantaloupe. More banana follows through, but doesnt take the lead. This is pretty darn tasty

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