Sotol La Higuera Leiophyllum, Chihuahua (94.6 proof)

Sotol La Higuera Leiophyllum, Chihuahua (94.6 proof)

Item Number: 11276

UPC: 0-799599687661

Country: Mexico
Region: Chihuahua
Sub Region: Chihuahua
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Dasylirion Leiophyllum
Type: Spirits - Sotol
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 47.3

About Sotol: Sotol is a distilled spirit made from a plant that was once thought to be an agave; in those days it was referred to as a mezcal. Sotol is made from the Dasylirion plant a.k.a Desert Spoon. There are 16 varieties of Dasylirion. The plant is found throughout Mexico, but the Denomination of Origin dictates that to be labeled a sotol it must come from 1 of 3 regions: Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango.

Dasylirion: Leiophyllum
Dasylirion Source: Aldama, Chihuahua
Sotolero: Gerardo Ruelas
Cooking Method: Earthen pit with black oak
Crushing Method: Milled by hand with axes
Fermentation: Wild yeast with bagasso in 800L oak vats
Distillation: Double distilled
Still Style: Copper alembic stills
Aging: Joven
Tasting Notes: The La Higuera Leiophyllum Sotol has notes of wet soil and ash. The palate is meaty with notes of salami. The finish gets fruity with notes of peaches and bananas.