5 Sentidos Papalote, Pizorra, y 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|
|Maguey:||Azul, Papalote, Pizorra|
|Agave:||Marmorata, Potatorum, Tequilana|
|Town:||San Pablo Ameyaltepec|
|Batch size:||200 liters|
|Website:||http://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Post-distillation blends tend to be an anomaly for Cinco Sentidos, but maestro Mezcalero Delfino Tobón Mejía will occasionally mix finished batches together when preparing his merchandise for the regional market. This post-distillation blend of three small, separate batches of maguey Papalote (Agave potatorum), Pizorra (Agave marmorata) and Azul (Agave tequilana weber) is representative of what a market patron could expect to taste on a Tuesday afternoon at the regional El Moralillo market in Soutwestern Puebla, where Delfino and his family sell the mezcal they make with their homemade still.
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