5 Sentidos Azul is part of “La Colección Mixteca,” a curated selection of spirits from the rustic, mountainous Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Delfino Tobón Mejia|
|Town:||San Pablo Ameyaltepec|
|Batch size:||500 liters|
|Website:||http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
If you have ever wondered what Tequilana Weber agave would taste like in the hands of an artisanal mezcalero, you are in luck. Remnants of a 1970’s government program, pockets of maguey Azul (sometimes simply referred to simply as “Agave”) can be found throughout mezcal-producing regions in Puebla, and maestro mezcalero / tomato farmer Delfino Tobón Mejía especially cherishes the agave for its high sugar content and delicate flavors. Tasting Azul made by Delfino in his homemade 3-plate copper still is a revelatory experience for tequila and mezcal drinks alike.
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