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5 Sentidos Espadillon

5 Sentidos Espadillon is part of “La Colección Mixteca,” a curated selection of spirits from the rustic, mountainous Mixteca region of Oaxaca and Puebla.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Emmanuel Ramirez
Distillation:Clay Pot, Steel
Town:San Jose Rio Minas
ABV: 49.54%
Age of plant: 14 years
Batch size: 140 liters
Release year: 2021
Website: http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

A rare chance to taste maguey “Espadillon,” this yet to be scientifically identified plant was one of the main agave varieties used for mezcal production in the Mixteca Alta before eventually being supplanted by government-introduced Espadín in the 1970s. Emmanuel Ramirez and his family are one of the few families in the region to still cultivate this variety that can take up to 14 years to reach maturity, and this expression is possibly the first Espadillon to be exported to the U.S. Intensely aromatic and slightly feral, this 140-liter batch demands to be sipped slowly.

5 Sentidos

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”.

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4 reviews

4.5 out of 5

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

508 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars3 months ago

Nose – Vanilla. Orange citrus. Scallions. Baked, crispy parmesan cheese.

Palate – Creamy, slight funk but delicious. Canned pear fruity sweetness. Cocktail onion. Peppermint heat, oak ember and vanilla finish which lasts in a very long, very pleasant aftertaste.

1 oz. sample from Tahona Mercado. I could definitely down more of this! ABV: 49.54%



32 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

cinco sentidos mixteca vol 2 espadillon (49.54%)
lot: LLON05-21

nose: root beer, mascarpone, pancakes

palate: root beer, creamy, THICK, blueberries, pear, milk chocolate

finish: huge root beer, earthy, milk chocolate, a touch of menthol

god this is fine. 10. edit: overreacted a hair. 9.



593 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars10 months ago

Sipping the same night as razorbackmike – nice! Definitely dig this one. Bold espadin vibes with some more vegetal flavors like an Alto from Michoacán. Very well distilled with ABV in control. Overall rustic nature like it’s from an ancient copper still. Solid pick for the 2nd Mixteca series. Tried at Destino in DC. Bottle 39/166.



137 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

just stunning!the nose makes me think karwinski.the palate has green notes of a karwinski with bold sweet espadin and an earthy tobala.i have had numerous ensembles but the flavors were so distinct and seperate.so silky with little bite.nice mellow long finish with gentle smoke.what a shame that this agave was almost erased by espadin.so unique and beautiful!

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