Sotol La Higuera Wheeleri, Chihuahua (96 proof)
Item Number: 11278
Sub Region: Chihuahua
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Dasylirion Wheeleri
Type: Spirits - Sotol
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 48
Village: Aldama, Chihuahua
Master Distiller: Gerardo Ruelas
Cooking: Outside, conical oven fired by wood and rocks
Milling: Dasylirion Wheeleri 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 Wheeleri Sotol has a rounded balance of smoked herbs and fruit. The palate mimics the herbal nose and shows hints of pineapple.
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.