Cinco Sentidos Espadin Capon Mezcal
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Cinco Sentidos Espadin Capon Mezcal

Item # 43927 750mL

Distilled by Master Mezcalero Alberto Martinez at his palenque in Santa Catarina Albarradas, these highly concentrated, capon style Espadin agaves are broken down by hand with wooden mallets and fermented at this very high altitude sight with the help of a little local ground bark, and then double distilled in clay pot stills. The aromas were exotic and beautiful, floral and fruity. Further notes reminded us of lime, avocado leaf, hot stones, minerals supported by a round generous texture and intriguing nectar like finish of butter cream icing. Highly impressive. * Please note the bottle you receive may be a different proof, batch and # than the one pictured. If you have any questions please inquire with us. Thank you!

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Based in the village of Santa Catarina Albarradas (7,500 feet above sea level) Alberto Martinez and his son-in-law Reynaldo (although this is a whole-family effort) work traditionally in contrast to their neighboring mezcaleros. That is emphasized through their use of banana leaf covers for their underground pits, the hand mashing of roasted agaves with wooden mallets, and their use of clay pots for distillation. With the major diurnal swings in their village, Alberto uses ground tepehuaje bark to stabilize fermentation, citing it as one of the crucial elements that makes his spirits so singularly unique. His Espadín Capón is creamy and filling, with flavors of milk duds, confectionary cream, caramelized apples and pears, and coffee cake savoriness. There is a rounded, earthiness imparted by his clay pots that add nuanced dimension here.


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