Cinco Sentidos Papalometl is a small batch mezcal from Santa Maria Ixcatlan, Oaxaca, Mexico. The agave used in this mezcal are mashed by hand and fermented in rawhide before distillation.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Alvarado Jimenez, Amando Alvarez|
|Town:||Santa Maria Ixcatlan|
|Website:||https://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Cinco Sentidos Papalometl is made with agave Tobala that is mashed by hand with wooden mallets. Once mashed, it is fermented with spring water in rawhide, and then double distilled in clay pots. The first batch of this mezcal to reach the US was 250 bottles. This initial release was in 2017. The ABV of each batch varies slightly.
- PM01 – 220-liters
- PM02 – 220-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