Mezcal is a complicated drink. If you’re here reading this, you probably already know that it’s often confused with tequila (quick refresher: tequila is actually a type of mezcal), there are lots of rumors around about it (it doesn’t make you hallucinate and it doesn’t always have a worm in it), and it has quite the colorful (and ancient) history.
Cinco Sentidos is a representation of small-scale maestro mezcaleros that produce agave spirits with complex flavors. We select high-quality distillates that represent the various production processes, agave diversity, and traditions and talents of Mexico’s master distillers of agave.
Mezcal: what is it? In short, mezcal is a distilled drink made from the heart of agave, a slow-growing plant that’s similar to yucca. It’s made in Mexico, typically by hand by smaller producers. The process of turning agave into mezcal begins by chopping down the agave to just the heart, also known as the pina. The pina is then