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5 Sentidos Ancho Agave Spirit 750ml

5 Sentidos Ancho Agave Spirit 750ml

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Sentidos Ancho Agave Spirit 750ml - In the Spring of 2021, members of a small, relatively new cooperative in the village of Xochipala, Guerrero, collaborated to distill one of their first collective batches.

The spirit is made using wild agave "Ancho" (a. Cupreata) harvested from the region, which is slow-roasted for five days with vapor in an above-ground brick oven. After milling and fermenting the resulting mash for six days with spring water, the spirit is double-distilled in two 300-liter copper alembic stills.

The 800-liter batch was then proofed into four separate 200-liter blends using heads, hearts, and tails, and the 188-liter blend was bottled for export by Cinco Sentidos in June 2022.

This Ancho Agave Spirit is part of La Colección Guerrero, a curated exploration of small-batch "destilados" crafted by a selection of Guerrero's most revered "fabriqueros."

Each bottling in the series explores the individual fabriquero's take on agave varietals endemic to the region. It aims to expose agave aficionados to the nuanced differences in flavors and aromas each fabriquero imparts to their work - Series 2022.

Tasting Notes

  • Upon tasting the Ancho Agave Spirit, one may notice its distinct and complex profile. The herbaceous and vegetal notes of the Ancho agave are immediately apparent, accompanied by a subtle sweetness reminiscent of ripe fruit.
  • The slow-roasting process with vapor lends the spirit a smoky and earthy character, further enhanced by toasted oak notes. The fermentation with spring water adds a crisp and refreshing quality to the spirit, making it a delight to sip.
  • The Ancho Agave Spirit has a well-balanced and nuanced profile on the palate. The herbaceous and smoky notes are prominent, with a pleasant warmth that builds over time. As the spirit lingers, notes of honey, vanilla, and even floral undertones may become more apparent, creating a long and satisfying finish.

Sentidos Ancho is a testament to the skill and expertise of the cooperative in Xochipala, Guerrero, and their dedication to crafting exceptional small-batch spirits.


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      Tequila and mezcal are both types of agave-based spirits that are popular in Mexico, but there are some key differences between the two. Tequila is made exclusively from the blue agave plant, which is primarily grown in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, about 40 miles northwest of Guadalajara. Mezcal, on the other hand, can be made from any type of agave plant, and is often made using traditional, labor-intensive methods.

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