5 Sentidos Ensamble de 4 Magueyes is a field blend produced by maestro mezcalero Atenogenes García in the Miahuatlan region of Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Agave / Maguey:||Bicuishe, Coyota, Madrecuishe, Tepeztate|
|Town:||San Isidro Guishe|
|Batch size:||74 bottles|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Ensamble de 4 Magueyes is a unique batch that was a private selection for the Aficionados spirits group. This 60-liter batch is an example of a field blend, that is stylistically typical of many producers in Miahuatlan. Four different agave varieties were used in making this ensamble: 45% Bicuixe (agave Karwinskii), 25% Coyote (agave Lyoba – this is a hybrid between an agave Karwinksii and agave Potatorum, sometimes known as Coyota in other regions of Oaxaca), 25% Tepextate (agave Marmorata), and 5% Madrecuixe (agave Karwinskii). The were all roasted together for six days, then crushed by a large tahona that was pulled by an old Ford tractor. After they were milled, the agaves fermented with naturally occurring yeasts for six days in a single pine tank. They were then double-distilled in two copper alembic stills in August 2019.
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 bottles pictured on Mezcal Reviews 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