Cinco Sentidos Sierra Negra-Tobala was made by maestro Alberto Martinez and his son-in-law, who is quickly becoming a great distiller as well.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Maguey:||Sierra Negra, Tobala|
|Town:||Santa Catarina Albarradas|
|Batch size:||103 liters|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Sierra Negra-Tobala was made with wild maguey Tobala and cultivated maguey Sierra Negra. Maestro mezcalero Alberto Martinez and his son-in-law roasted 100 Tobala hearts and 9 Sierra Negra hearts in an underground oven for three days with encino oak. The agave were then milled be hand, fermented with tepehuaje bark, and double distilled in a small clay pot still. The first batch of this was just 103 liters, distilled in August 2018.
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