5 Sentidos Tobala from Atenogenes Garcia is made with wild-harvest maguey Tobala (Agave potatorum).
5 Sentidos Tobala – Atenogenes Garcia
|Rating:||(2 reviews) - Write a review|
|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Town:||San Isidro Guishe|
|Batch size:||Lot BIEN02: 34 liters|
|Website:||https://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Tobala from Atenogenes Garcia is produced in San Isidro Guishe, Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. Atenogenes and his son Jose distilled a “single tina” 34-liter batch (Lot BIEN02) from about 600 kilograms of wild harvested Tobala (Agave potatorum). This Lot BIEN02 was a selected batch pick for the Bien Trucha Group in Chicago, IL.
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”.
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
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Zack Klamn509 reviews
Nose – Vanilla birthday cake. Green beans. A sprinkle of white pepper.
Palate – Assorted jelly beans (I can’t nail down the flavor). White cheddar. Light white pepper. Olive oil. Roasted haricots. Smoke is nice in the finish – it has a little, itty bit of funkiness to it. Really good stuff!
Aroma of spicy green pepper, linen paper, and kindling smoke. Taste is bold and assertive. Green jelly bean, peppermint leaf, green juice, and a clean, but fragrant smoke. Viscous in the mouth and some alcohol heat lingers for a long time. Powerful, yet restrained. This keeps getting better and better every time I try it.