Cinco Sentidos Papalometl Cinco Sentidos Papalometl Cinco Sentidos Papalometl Download PDF

Distillery Cinco Sentidos
Spirit StyleAgave Distillate
Base IngredientsPapalometl (Agave potatorum)
ProcessingAgave is cooked in an earthen oven and mashed by hand with wooden mallets
FermentationSpontaneous fermentation in raw hides
Still TypeClay pot still
DistillerAlvarado Alvarez
% Alcohol45.5%
Production268 bottles
Item NoLQ4001-NV
Country Mexico
Region Oaxaca
Cinco Sentidos Papalometl

27 year old Alvarado “Amando” Alvarez distills agave Papalometl as a way to preserve the tradition of his isolated town, Santa María Ixcatlan, Oaxaca. After spending most of his childhood at his father's palenque, Amando distilled his first batch as a 15-year old.  He learned how to harvest ripe wild and cultivated agave with a machete, cook it in an earthen oven, mash it by hand with a wooden mallet, ferment it in rawhides and double-distill it in small clay pots from his father, Alvarado. Despite his young age, Amando is one of only a dozen distillers who maintain the centuries-old practice of fermenting in rawhide and double distilling in clay pots.