Local Delivery Available  •   Stores Now Open Tues-Sun  •   Curbside Pickup Everyday

5 Sentidos Sierra Negra "SN08-19" (Alberto Martinez Lopez) K&L Exclusive Batch Santa Catarina Albarradas Uncertified Oaxacan Mezcal (750ml)

SKU #1450291

This K&L exclusive is made of rare agaves that were roasted, mashed, fermented, and distilled together. Sierra Negra is an Agave Americana, akin to Arroqueño, but with a shorter lifespan (12-15 years) and thinner leaves which have a distinct black spine running up and down their edges. It grows wildly, but is also cultivated by a select few intrepid souls. Alberto Martinez, producer of this incredible mezcal is one of the few distillers left in Santa Catarina Alborradas. The altitude is about 6,500 feet above sea level at the distillery and Alberto's fields are a 30 minute hike into the mountains on the other side of the canyon from the palenque easily reaching upwards of 7000 feet. This batch was distilled from 13 piñas of very old cultivated Sierra Negra. Roasted for nearly a week on acacia leaves and oak before grinding with wooden mallets. Fermentation is slow in this cool climate and in addition to spring water, Alberto adds tepehuaje bark to the sunken stone tanks. This nitrogen-rich ingredient helps jump start fermentation, which takes 5 days, and is a crucial element to Alberto's incredible product. His wife harvests and extracts the bark by hand in the distillery. The distillation is done in small clay pots and this batch yielded a miniscule 135-liters of exceptional spirit in April 2019.

Share |
Price: $119.99

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is in stock, and has inventory in our warehouse and one or more stores. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.

Location Qty
Main Warehouse: 1
Redwood City: 6
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Related Items

Loading recommendations

Product Reviews:

Additional Information: