Cinco Sentidos Espadin-Tobaziche is a limited release made by Mezcalero Tio Pedro Hernandez in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Tio Pedro Hernandez|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Minas|
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About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Espadin-Tobaziche is a 71 liter batch (90 bottles) that was exclusively released in Texas. It was made from mature, cultivated maguey Tobaziche (agave karwinskii) and Espadin that were harvested at approximately 5,100 feet above sea level in Santa Catarina Minas. Maestro Mezcalero Tio Pedro Hernandez cooked approximately 4 Espadin and 28 Tobaziche pinas in an underground conical oven with guamuchil and encino wood for five days. The cooked agave was then hand mashed with oak mallets before being allowed to ferment in one pine vat with well water for 13 days. It was then double distilled in 2 clay pot stills in August of 2018.
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