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Cinco Sentidos Papalote – Benigno Sánchez

Cinco Sentidos Papalote is produced by Benigno Sánchez who has been making mezcal for over five decades.

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Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:5 Sentidos
Mezcalero:Benigno Sánchez Gatica
Maguey:Papalote
Agave:Cupreata
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Guerrero
Town:El Peral
ABV: 47.2%
Batch size: 50-100 liters (typical size)
Release year: 2022
Website: https://www.mezcaloteca.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Cinco Sentidos Papalote is produced by Benigno Sánchez. He’s been making mezcal for over five decades, three decades at his own fabrica, the first in El Peral. As a first generation producer, he works with his son to pass on what he has learned and is very well respected by his peers in the village.

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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4.5 out of 5

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JDB

JDB

154 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars10 months ago

46.7% abv, Batch; Cerrito 1 Bottle: 24/150 March 2016 distillation, 160 liter batch, rested in glass for five years, bottled in 2022.

Great to see individual liquor stores and bars get their own mezcal batches, glad this trend is starting to pick up with other producers and brands (I realize that practice for bourbons and whiskies has been happening for a while). This bottle was an exclusive to El Cerrito Liquor Store in Corona, California. The nose has a bit of incense smoke, like a rich burning wood as well as caramel green apple and burnt sugar. This expression has some great flavors: sweet cooked agave straight from the horno, sour plum and cherry, a bit of teriyaki beef jerky, overripe persimmon, and pink bubblegum. And on the backend of the flavor profile, there is some interesting herbal green notes like chives or green onion. Really complex and a great sipper. Definitely worth the price at $130 (and checking online, these exclusive Cinco Sentidos batches at Old Town and elsewhere are priced at the same price point so you are not going to get taken for a ride). I definitely recommend that you seek out and taste some of these exclusive batches at a bar or mezcaleria if they have them. Star rating is closer to a 4.75/5 for me.

46.7% abv, Batch; Cerrito 1 Bottle: 24/150 March 2016 distillation, 160 liter batch, rested in glass for five years, bottled in 2022.
Great to see individual liquor stores and bars get their own mezcal batches, glad this trend is starting to pick up with other producers and brands (I realize that practice for bourbons and whiskies has been happening for a while). This bottle was an exclusive to El Cerrito Liquor Store in Corona, California. The nose has a bit of incense smoke, like a rich b

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