Cinco Sentidos Cuascomite is a unique destilado from Guerrero produced using a boiling chamber made out of clay and a condensing cap made out of clay or wood.
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|Category:||Destilado de Agave|
|Mezcalero:||Pedro Garcia Patricio|
|Town:||Chilapa de Álvarez|
|Batch size:||50-100 liters (typical size)|
|Website:||https://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this destilado de agave
Pedro Garcia Patricio is a fabriquero practicing the antiquated process of distilling in a “Cuascomite” in the village of Xulchuchio, Guerrero. “Cuascomite” refers to a still that utilizes boiling chamber made out of clay and a condensing cap made out of clay or wood. While most producers in Guerrero use copper pot stills, Pedro and his peers continue to employ this rustic still to create a spirit that stands out from the rest. The usage of clay imparts a substantial savory element on both the nose and taste. The earthiness one would expect from the clay pulls through on the finish in the form of roasted vegetables.
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