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5 Sentidos Pechuga de Papalote

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

About this destilado de agave

5 Sentidos Pechuga de Papalote is distilled by maestro mezcalero Delfino Tobón Mejía in the mountain valley of San Pablo Ameyaltepec. This Pechuga uses a once-distilled batch of wild harvested Papalote (A.Potatorum) as the base spirit. For the second distillation Delfino adds raw chicken, green apple, plátano macho, star anise, fennel, cinnamon, chocolate, and almonds, among other ingredients, to the boiling chamber of his custom-made three-plate stainless steel & copper still. This mezcal has aromas of anise and cinnamon. The palate has strong notes of baking spices and green apple. The 2019 release of this was just 203 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

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.

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9 reviews

4.17 out of 5


Jonny

Jonny

497 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Batch MXTC04-01. Woah! ANISE. The nose is full of anise. Additional aromas of juniper, sage, vanilla, and wintergreen. There’s a heavy element of gin botanicals on the nose. The palate is full of sugary anise, cinnamon, brown sugar, macadamia, and spearmint. There’s a Christmas cookie element on the palate. This is nice.

ElAgave

ElAgave

32 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Batch MXTC04-01 49.6%abv
258 bottles total
From the state of Puebla
Similar agave to Tobala
Added chicken, bananas, apples, anise, cinnamon, chocolate

Nose – floral, dill, anise, super spiced pumpkin pie
Palate – digestif, licorice, cinnamon, Underberg
Finish – oily, fresh, licorice, baking spice, dark chocolate, cocoa

Rakhal

Rakhal

284 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Christmas by a warm fireplace sipping a hot toddy and eating hot spiced apple pie. Nutmeg, baked apples, cinnamon, clove, allspice, brown sugar, vanilla bean, caramelized banana, anise, and stewed prunes. This is really delicious but there are absolutely no traces of Mezcal flavor left in this Pechuga.

SouthpawJones

SouthpawJones

2 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch MXTC04-01
Bottle 118/258
Mezcal offers its share of subtlety, but I did not get into mezcal for subtlety. I got into mezcal to have my socks ripped off, especially during the holidays, and I will forever associate this Pechuga de Papalote with Christmas, for within it are packed all the flavors of explosive celebration. I picked up the bottle from Alamo City Liquor in San Antonio in 2019. My wife and I found round fruit, fennel, dark berries, pine, eucalyptus, and a quick bite that expands into the herbaceous district of flavortown and lingers like Christmas lights past Valentine’s Day. ¡Salud!

Batch MXTC04-01
Bottle 118/258
Mezcal offers its share of subtlety, but I did not get into mezcal for subtlety. I got into mezcal to have my socks ripped off, especially during the holidays, and I will forever associate this Pechuga de Papalote with Christmas, for within it are packed all the flavors of explosive celebration. I picked up the bottle from Alamo City Liquor in San Antonio in 2019. My wife and I found round fruit, fennel, dark berries, pine, eucalyptus, and a quick bite that expands

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Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

102 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 months ago

Batch: MXTC04-01
Nose: Banana. Apples and cinnamon. Pine needles.

Palate: Reminds me of a spiced, mulled wine I had at a Christmas market. Herbal medicine. Baked, caramelized apples. Notes of anise.

It’s certainly chockfull of creativity but everything added to make this pechuga seems to over complicate it. The quality is obvious but it doesn’t fully resonate with me.

pallzley

pallzley

16 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

batch MXTC04-01
Chocolate gravy, anise nose.

Acidic, but rounded, thic. Harvest stew! Gravy, pine, caramelized plantains.
Fades out with chocolate, pot roast gravy, banana, anise. Just delicious.

Squashplayer

Squashplayer

34 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Wow! A very interesting Pechuga that has got everything going for it on the nose. A sweet chocolate mole, fresh warm pumpkin pie, coriander and anise. Take your time with this. Each sip brings something new.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

243 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Christmas in a glass. Crazy pine, herbs, baking spices. Not my jam, but respectable

Tyler

Tyler

463 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Anise bomb on the nose. Plantains. Almost a pumpkin pie element here with an organic funk backbeat. I’m not the biggest fan of pechuga mezcals but this one speaks to me. Batch MXTC04-01.

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