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.
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|Destilado de Agave
|Delfino Tobón Mejia
|San Pablo Ameyaltepec
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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 (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”.
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