Sotol La Higuera Leiophyllum, Chihuahua (94.6 proof)
Item Number: 11276
Sub Region: Chihuahua
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Dasylirion Leiophyllum
Type: Spirits - Sotol
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 47.3
Village: Aldama, Chihuahua
Master Distiller: Gerardo Ruelas
Cooking: Outside, conical oven fired by wood and rocks
Milling: Dasylirion Leiophyllum is milled by hand with axes.
Fermentation: Fermentation occurs with wild yeast in 1,000-liter pine vats.
Distillation: The sotol is double distilled in copper alembic stills.
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.
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.