Flor del Desierto Sotol
Flor del Desierto // Chihuahua, Mexico
Don Gerardo Ruelas is the Maestro Sotolero of Flor del Desierto ("desert flower") and distills his products from the sotol, a flowering plant. The plant is not an agave, so this is neither a mezcal nor a tequila. For this limited-edition bottling, the sotol grows for 18 to 22 years before it's harvested from the dry deserts of Coyame del Sotol in Chihuahua.
Sotol BlancoDistilled from the Dasylirion wheeleri (aka desert spoon). Technically not an agave. Must be distilled in the Mexican states of Coahuila, Chihuahua, or Durango. Unaged.