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5 Sentidos Espadilla – Amando Alvarado Alvarez

5 Sentidos Espadilla from Amando Alvarado Alvarez is made with wild maguey Espadilla (a. Sp.) in Santa Maria Ixcatlán, Oaxaca.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Amando Alvarez
Distillation:Clay Pot
Town:Santa María Ixcatlán
ABV: 45.74%
Batch size: Batch ESPAM-04-20: 45 liters
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Espadilla from Amando Alvarado Alvarez is made with wild maguey Espadilla (a. Sp.) in Santa Maria Ixcatlán, Oaxaca. As with all of Amando’s mezcal, the agaves were crushed by hand with wooden mallets, fermented in rawhide with spring water, and double distilled in clay pots.

5 Sentidos

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”.

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Member rating

4.33 out of 5

3 reviews



25 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars11 months ago

ESPAM 04-20, April 2020, 45 Litres. 54/59. 45.74%

Not overly complex at first but over time transforms into a rich and flavourful expression. Beyond the subtle waft of rawhide funk, the nose and palate are interchangeable. Grape cotton candy, stewed plums, sour taffy, black pepper, cloves, cardamom and vanilla suggest a Norsk gløgg for the holidays. A spice bomb of dark fermented fruits. Silky soft. Lingering dry heat and cocoa powder on the finish. What a treat.



52 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Animalistic! Smokiness from Texas bbq and roasted jalapeño.
Sourdough, barnyard funkiness and Cuban pastilles de guayabo
A vanilla, roasted Agave and Tropical Skittles sweetness. Some mint, basil and light smoke on the exhale.
I’ve drank this with people new to Mezcal, this and Rey Campero Jabali and Derrumbes Durango have been the favorites.



385 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

4.25/5. Wonderful clay everywhere. Rounded… slick…. Wet. Nothing really pops, but im really enjoying the melange of earthy fruit flavors i get on the back end. Nice

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