5 Sentidos Tobala from Israel Palestino has notes of birthday cake frosting, a buttery sake-like approach, and hints of roasted molasses.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Israel Palestino Vasquez|
|Agave / Maguey:||Tobala|
|Town:||San Juan Bautista|
|Batch size:||60 liters|
About this destilado de agave
5 Sentidos Tobala from Israel Palestino is produced in San Juan Bautista Jayacatlán, Oaxaca. A batch of this was imported into the US as an exclusive for West Lakeview Liquors, Chicago (lot WLV01). This very small batch was only 60 litres total, with just 20 bottles going to the US. Maestro mezcalero Israel Palestino still maintains the local tradition of fermenting his cooked agave in 40 liter and 70 liter clay pots. This was imported to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the West Lakeview Liquors.
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