Cinco Sentidos Pechuga Guerrerense is produced by Refugio “Don Cuco” Calzada Hernández in the village of Teititlan de la Lima, Guerrero.
5 Sentidos Pechuga Guerrerense
|Rating:||(3 reviews) - Write a review|
|Mezcalero:||Refugio Calzada Hernandez|
|Town:||Chilapa de Álvarez|
|Batch size:||300-350 liters (average)|
|Website:||https://www.drink5sentidos.com/, opens in new window|
About this mezcal
Refugio “Don Cuco” Calzada Hernández produces in the village of Teititlan 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, wholly displayed in wondrous fashion with this Pechuga Guerrerense.
The process is very typical of the pechuga style of Guerrero. First, Don Cuco distills a batch of Papalote then adds 12 chickens, cinnamon, raisins, almonds and pineapple into the still on the second distillation. The nose is sparkly clean while the palate delivers an explosion of flavor. The entire experience when tasting this mezcal begs for further exploration on every sip.
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
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Drank at El Destilado. Definitely got big Pineapple notes and smoky chicken. Really enjoyed it
Lot PCHGR. Bottle 54/80. Tasted this batch in Oaxaca as it was a Mexico-only release, but I also tasted the US release (different batch) a couple months ago. The US batch was somewhat underwhelming. I don’t recall exact flavor notes, but I thought it was just “OK.” This MX batch, however, is really nice. Herbal aromas mixing with scents of pineapple and chicken broth. The palate has notes of peanuts, caramel, rosemary, spearmint, and pine.
Not much chicken, herb, or non agave flavor here. Its aight