Ocho Cientos Sotol Reposado
Ocho Cientos // Chihuahua, Mexico
Sotol, known as the "desert spoon", is a plant that grows wild in Chihuahua in northern Mexico. The plants are matured an average of 15 years before harvest, then are roasted and steamed before double-distillation in smaller, copper pot stills. Ocho Cientos Reposado is aged 8 months in barrels that once held George Dickel Tennessee Whiskey.
Sotol ReposadoDistilled from the Dasylirion wheeleri (aka desert spoon). Technically not an agave. Must be distilled in the Mexican states of Coahuila, Chihuahua, or Durango. Aged for a minimum of 2 months and a maximum of 1 year.
Cask Typeex-Tennessee Whiskey
"This astoundingly viscous spirit is quite buttery on the nose, oozing scents of caramel-pecan-cinnamon-buns. The palate gives way to the sotol's rustic earthiness, with cooked dill, chili peppers, and black pepper. The heavy weight is cut somewhat by a fresh eucalyptus/menthol characteristic, even more present here than with the blanco expression. "