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Cinco Sentidos Chumil

Cinco Sentidos Chumil is produced by using mezcal rested with Chumil, a locally harvested stink bug.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Refugio Calzada Hernandez
Maguey:Papalote
Agave:Cupreata
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Abocado
State:Guerrero
Town:Tetitlán de la Lima
ABV: 47.6%
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Refugio “Don Cuco” Calzada Hernández produces in the village of Tetitlán de la Lima, Guerrero. Don Cuco comes from a revered mezcal-making family and has spent the last 20 years cultivating Papalote. He doesn’t shy away from lending his gregarious and playful personality to his production, exemplified by this Papalote con Chumil. After distillation, the spirit is allowed to rest in glass demijohns with Chumil, a locally harvested stink bug.

Note: This release is not sold in the USA due to Food and Drug Administration regulations.

5 Sentidos

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”.

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Member rating

4.5 out of 5

3 reviews

Jori

Jori

52 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

Bottle 58/65. I had a sip of this initially at El Destilado last November and loved it, but boought a bottle of Puntas instead. Recently this came to Canada almost as if it was meant to be. I’m not one to deny fate, so I bought a bottle. Delicious!
On the nose I get sweet n sour Green apple Jolly Ranchers and churros. Grassy, herbal and dandelions. Theres also an animalistic, meaty kind of aroma to it, but if given blind I’d never think of beetles.
The first time I tried this I had a fuzzy, stinging sensation on the lips, but not getting it the second time around. A little sting on the initial kiss, but its replaced by mezcal warmth immediately after.
Halloween caramel apples, toasted cinnamon, Piloncillo, fresh garden greens and jalapeno spice. Light barnyardy funk. Lots of salty minerality. Fairly new to Cupreatas (and Guerrero Mezcales in general), but this reminds me of a few of the Tepeztates aka Becuelas I had out in SM Minas. Definitely on the savory side, but a nice balance of sweet and tart to mellow things out.
One of my favourites from 5 Sentidos

Bottle 58/65. I had a sip of this initially at El Destilado last November and loved it, but boought a bottle of Puntas instead. Recently this came to Canada almost as if it was meant to be. I’m not one to deny fate, so I bought a bottle. Delicious!
On the nose I get sweet n sour Green apple Jolly Ranchers and churros. Grassy, herbal and dandelions. Theres also an animalistic, meaty kind of aroma to it, but if given blind I’d never think of beetles.
The first time I tried this I had a fuzzy,

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little_agave

little_agave

34 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Melbourne bar. Yes please…

Patrick

Patrick

57 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lote : Chumil 05-20
Nose : Holy shit! This screams cinnamon. I also get earth, black licorice, horse saddle and cherry cough syrup.
Taste : unsweetened chocolate, Jägermeister, cinnamon
Finish : no smoke, dry and very herbal.
Leans very hard one way. Great mezcal to have friends try. You will always get a reaction…

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