Type of Agave: Espadilla
Region: Mexico> Southern Mexico> Oaxaca> Puebla> Zoyatla.
Strength: 46% ABV (96 proof)
Notes: Clay pot, Copper distilled.
Description: Cinco Sentidos Pechuga de Mole Poblano is made with agave Espadilla that are fermented in stone with well water. It’s distilled in a filipino hybrid still (clay-wood-copper). Before the final distillation, chicken and mole poblano are added to create a unique flavor and mouthfeel. The mole that is used is made from chocolate, bananas, wild apples, Ancho chile, Mulato chile, cumin, cloves, cinnamon, almonds, and sesame seeds.
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 exceptional agave spirits.
MEZCAL DEFINITION: A distilate made from the charred hearts of the Agave desert plant. (The big difference in flavor profile between Tequila and Mezcal—beyond factors like aging, yeast, and the agave varietal(s) used—is that in mezcal, agave hearts are charred, deeply roasted in pits called “palenques,” which impart a smokiness to the flavor spectrum. Tequila is, by law, the product of just the Blue Weber varietal, while Mezcal can be made from upwards of 30 kinds of Agave—though the majority is made with the Espadin varietal)