Ocho Cientos Sotol Añejo
Ocho Cientos // Chihuahua, Mexico
The name "Ocho Cientos" refers to the earliest known record of Sotol, carbon dated 800 years old. This wild plant, called "Desert Spoon," grows in the Chihuahuan desert, where it matures at least 15 years before harvest. The añejo is double-distilled in small copper pots and aged 15-17 months in ex-George Dickel Tennessee whiskey barrels.
Sotol AñejoDistilled 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 1 year in barrel.
Cask Typeex-Tennessee Whiskey
"This spirit is a real bruiser, with a heavy, viscous weight that leaves serious Rockette-caliber legs in the glass. Chocolate malt, vanilla and dulce de leche add to its richness. However, there is still a lot of Sotol funk to be had in the form of dill, rosemary, thyme, mint and that strong, pervasive eucalyptus note which keeps the richer flavors in check. "