5 Sentidos Papalome 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:||Atelo Ramirez, Laura Arriaga|
|Batch size:||320 liters|
|Website:||http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Harvested, roasted, fermented and distilled by the gregarious Atelo Ramirez and his wife Laura Arriaga, this post-distillation maestro’s blend of two small, wild Papalome (Agave potatorum) batches is nothing short of a tropical masterpiece. Both species were harvested in the Zapotitlan Salinas region of Puebla and distilled by Maestro Mezcalero Atelo Ramirez and his wife, Laura Arriaga. Atelo and Laura use a homemade still fashioned from a galvanized steel barrel, a clay cazuela hat, and a copper coil housed in another barrel.
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