5 Sentidos Espadin (Alberto Martinez) is a rare release from Alberto due to agave Espadin’s relative scarcity in the region of Santa Catarina Albarradas.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
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About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Espadin (Alberto Martinez) is made in Santa Catarina Albarradas, Oaxaca. Agave Espadin grows extremely slowly at the high altitudes surrounding Alberto’s palenque (nearly 7,000 feet above sea level) and Alberto only cultivates enough from his fields to produce a batch of Espadin every 2-3 years. The first batch into the US (Batch ESALB01-19) was made with only 31 pinas roasted over oak and acacia leaves. The agave was mashed with wooden mallets and axes, and fermented in stone tanks with Tepehuaje bark. They were then double distilled in small clay pots. The first batch was just 120 liters.
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