5 Sentidos Sierra Negra Spirit 750ml
5 Sentidos Sierra Negra Spirit 750ml
5 Sentidos Sierra Negra Spirit 750ml - 5 Sentidos Sierra Negra is a unique and small-batch mezcal that is produced in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is made from the rare and high-quality maguey Sierra Negra plant, known for its unique flavor and aroma. The mezcal is produced at a high altitude of approximately 7,500 feet in Albarradas, which makes the fermentation process unique.
To produce 5 Sentidos Sierra Negra, the maguey Sierra Negra plant is hand-mashed and fermented with spring water and tepehuaje bark in stone. This bark acts as a natural stabilizer for fermentation, which is necessary due to the cold temperatures at this altitude. The mezcal is then double distilled in clay pot stills, which creates a smooth and flavorful end product.
5 Sentidos Sierra Negra is a limited-edition mezcal, with each batch being unique and slightly varying in alcohol by volume (ABV). The first batch of this mezcal was released in the US in 2017, and only 181 bottles were produced. This mezcal is highly sought-after by mezcal connoisseurs and is known for its complex flavor profile and unique production process.
- Nose: Fresh, herbal notes of sage, rosemary, and thyme, reminiscent of a lush, green agave field. Hints of pine and cedar give way to a subtle sweetness, with notes of honey and beeswax.
- Palate: A well-balanced combination of smoky and fruity flavors, with an initial taste of underripe pineapple and green apple, followed by the characteristic smokiness of mezcal. The taste of earthy, mineral-rich soil adds depth, while a touch of leather and tobacco adds a subtle complexity to the flavor.
- Finish: A long, clean finish, with the smoky flavors persisting and complemented by a pleasant bitterness that reminds of charred wood. Notes of caramel and vanilla linger on the palate, balanced by a subtle acidity that keeps the flavor bright and refreshing. These tasting notes suggest a well-rounded and complex mezcal with a flavor profile that evolves from the nose to the palate to the finish.
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What is the difference between Tequila & Mezcal?
Tequila is a type of mezcal, much like how scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey.
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.
One of the most noticeable differences between tequila and mezcal is their flavor. Tequila is typically smooth and subtle, with hints of fruit and spices, while mezcal has a more complex, smoky flavor that comes from the roasting of the agave hearts before they are fermented and distilled.
Another difference between the two spirits is their production process. Tequila is typically made using modern industrial methods, while mezcal is often produced using traditional techniques that have been passed down for generations. This can give mezcal a more authentic, artisanal character.
In general, tequila is considered to be a more refined and sophisticated spirit, while mezcal is often viewed as a more rustic and traditional drink. Both are popular in Mexico and are enjoyed around the world, so the best way to decide which one you like is to try them both and see which one suits your tastes.
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California Proposition 65 Warning
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects.
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