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5 Sentidos Arroqueño Agave High Proof Spirit 750ml

5 Sentidos Arroqueño Agave High Proof Spirit 750ml

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5 Sentidos Arroqueño Agave Spirit High Proof 750ml - Tío Pedro Hernandez Arrellanes is a seasoned distiller who has been making spirits for over 50 years in Santa Catarina Minas, Oaxaca, where the tradition of distilling in clay pots crafted in the village of Santa Maria Atzompa is preserved. Tío Pedro produced this batch of Arroqueño mezcal at his palenque, La Esperanza, with the help of his nephew Lalo. Due to the capacity of his production methods, Tío Pedro's batch sizes are often relatively small. 

Tasting Notes

  • This Arroqueño mezcal exudes boldness as soon as it is opened, with a nose of lemon zest, dark chocolate, and dandelion.
  • The palate presents a pleasant honeyed sweetness and notes of turnips and roasted vegetables.
  • The finish is long-lasting with flavors of confectioners' sugar and caramelized plantains.

This mezcal is made from the Arroqueño agave (a. americana var. Oaxacensis) and has an ABV of 48.79%. The agave is milled by hand with wooden mallets, fermented in pine vats with well water, and double distilled in clay pots. The traditional production methods in crafting this mezcal result in a complex and unique flavor profile that impresses even the most discerning mezcal drinkers.

This Arroqueño mezcal represents the art of mezcal-making, with its traditional production methods and unique flavor profile. It is perfect for sipping or mixing into cocktails for a smoky and complex flavor.

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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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