5 Sentidos Mexicanito is part of “La Colección Mixteca,” a curated selection of small-batch agave spirits crafted in the Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Distillation:||Clay Pot, Steel|
|Town:||San Jose Rio Minas|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Mexicanito is produced by Anatolio Ramirez in a palenque that is a 20-minute hike from the nearest dirt road. This batch of cultivated Mexicanito (A. Rhodacantha) comes from San Jose Rio Minas, located in the Mixteca Alta region of Oaxaca. This mezcal was distilled in a hybrid clay-pot and stainless steel still that is typical in the region. The label image pays homage to the donkey that carried the finished mezcal from the palenque to the nearest road for transport. The 2019 release of this was just 56 liters.
“La Colección Mixteca” is a curated selection of small-batch agave spirits crafted in the rustic distilleries of the mountainous Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla. Each bottling explores the maestro mezcalero’s interpretation of subjecting agave endemic to the region to peculiar production methods and styles that have largely fallen out of favor in modern times. A significant portion of sales from the collection will be used for palenque improvement projects.
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 bottles pictured on Mezcal Reviews 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