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5 Sentidos Pechuga de Azul

5 Sentidos Pechuga de Azul is part of “La Colección Mixteca,” a curated selection of small-batch spirits from the Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla.

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Cost:$$$
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Delfino Tobón Mejia
Maguey:Azul
Agave:Tequilana
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper, Steel
Style:Pechuga
State:Puebla
Town:San Pablo Ameyaltepec
ABV: 48.2%
Batch size: 200 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Distilled by maestro mezcalero Delfino Tobón Mejía in the verdant mountain valley of San Pablo Ameyaltepec, this crisp and bright Pechuga uses a once-distilled batch of locally-grown maguey Azul (Agave tequilana weber) as the base spirit. For the second distillation Delfino adds raw chicken, green apple, plátano macho, star anise, fennel, cinnamon, chocolate, and almonds, amongst other ingredients, to the boiling chamber of his custom made three-plate stainless steel & copper still. The result is a mezcal as brilliant and alive as the springs that give life to the
dessert mountains that surround San Pablo.

5 Sentidos

5 Sentidos (or Cinco 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”.

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Member rating

3 out of 5

6 reviews

Bryen

Bryen

55 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

I can usually finish just about anything but I had to stop and couldn’t finish this 2 oz pour. I really don’t like anise flavor and this one is an anise bomb. High priced since it’s a pechuga as well. I give it a baseline 3 stars because I really love the 5S brand but this is just not it for me.

Imperium

Imperium

105 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Nose is very bright, but taste is even more so. Super citrus and a bit sour. Anise is super prominent. Finish tastes a bit like Dr. Pepper. Not really my thing.

HighWine

HighWine

76 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

5 Sentidos Pechuga de Azul with Chicken
48.2%
Delfino Tobon Mejia
San Pablo Ameyaltepee, Puebla
Crazy delicious nose. Fragrances of almond, wild fennel (licorice), and a little black olive if you look for it. Taste is extremely complex. First reaction is anise, warm Sambuca liqueur, plantains, white paper, and ham as it opens. Medium-light palate. Such a wild and fun pechuga. 4.0 stars

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose – Sambuca. Light cream. Chicken soup broth and chopped celery.

Palate – A complete anise bomb to start. It took a couple sips for the other flavors to take hold. The meat component is like a BBQ’d chicken breast marinated for days in Jägermeister which goes well into the finish and aftertaste. Finish is also dry. All said, I happen to like Jägermeister, so I like this. But I can see how it may not be everyone’s jam.

This was a 1 oz. sample from Tahona Mercado SF.

Nose – Sambuca. Light cream. Chicken soup broth and chopped celery.
Palate – A complete anise bomb to start. It took a couple sips for the other flavors to take hold. The meat component is like a BBQ’d chicken breast marinated for days in Jägermeister which goes well into the finish and aftertaste. Finish is also dry. All said, I happen to like Jägermeister, so I like this. But I can see how it may not be everyone’s jam.
This was a 1 oz. sample from Tahona Mercado SF.

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GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

385 reviews
Rated 1 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Wayyyyy too much anise. Literally borders on herbsaint. Agave notes nowhere to be found. Had trouble finishing the 2 oz I had

Tyler

Tyler

648 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Lots of anise. Red apple skins. Cinnamon. As Sean at Tobala/Whistlers in Austin said – a Christmas pechuga. The more I drink, the more I like it. Lovely festive mezcal, a bit too anise heavy. A friend said it tasted like Jagermeister. It might change over time. I love the unique qualities of this mezcal.

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