|Santa Catarina Albarradas
Founded in 2015, 5 Sentidos, also known as Cinco Sentidos, is the brainchild of two friends from opposite sides of the US who met in Oaxaca. Initially, they set out to discover unique mezcals across Mexico and serve them in a small mezcaleria. This venture eventually evolved into a highly-acclaimed 32-seat restaurant, and their nano-batch spirits started to make their way into the collections of spirits enthusiasts outside of Mexico. 5 Sentidos is all about celebrating the diversity of agave and the traditions of the people who make the spirits with rigor and esteem. They don't blend, age, or alter the spirits from their original form. The brand's offerings are a curated tour of Mexico, made by some of the best mezcaleros in the region.
This is the first Sierra Negra I have tried, definitely not the last. 5 Sentidoes never disappoints me. The flavor stays with you quite a bit, even after several minutes I could still taste it. It starts off sweet and a tad earthy and finishes with a little heat.