5 Sentidos Ensamble de 6 Magueyes is unique field blend ensamble. The magueys used were 50% Bicuishe, 20% Verde, and 15% Madrecuixe. The rest is made up of magueys Tobala, Tepextate, and Azul.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Maguey:||Azul, Bicuishe, Madrecuishe, Tepeztate, Tobala, Verde|
|Agave:||Karwinskii, Marmorata, Potatorum, Tequilana|
|Town:||San Isidro Guishe|
|Batch size:||183 liters|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Ensamble de 6 Magueyes is a unique batch from mezcalero Atenogenes Garcia and his son José in the town of San Isidro Guishe in the Miahuatlán district of Oaxaca. This ensamble is representative of a typical field blend when mezcaleros would simply distill whichever agaves were mature. The father and son team harvested 2 tons of various fully-mature agave from a single field grown by a neighbor. The neighbor received 40 liters of the small batch in exchange for the plants. This ensamble consists of 50% Bicuishe, 20% Verde, and 15% Madrecuixe. The remaining 15% is made up of wild Tobala and Tepextate along with a single piña of wild maguey Azul.
The piñas were roasted together for six days over mesquite wood in an underground oven and then crushed by a tahona. Next, it was dry fermented for a single day before calcium rich well water was introduced. Natural fermentation occurred for 9 days before it was double distillated in copper pots.
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.
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