Cinco Sentidos Espadin-Arroqueno is made by maestro mezcalero Tio Pedro, who only distills in clay pot stills made in Santa María Atzompa.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Tio Pedro Hernandez|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
|Batch size:||35 liters|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Espadin-Arroqueno is made by “Tio” Pedro Hernandez Arrellanes, who comes from a long line of mezcaleros. The 72 year old master distiller has been making spirits for more than 50 years in Santa Catarina Minas, where nearly every palenque in town preserves the centuries old tradition of distilling in clay pots. The agave used in this mezcal are milled by hand with wooden mallets, fermented in pine vats with well water, and double distilled. This was a 35 liter batch that went exclusively to California.
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