Ocho Cientos Sotol Blanco
Ocho Cientos // Chihuahua , Mexico
Sotol is the name of both the spirit and the plant from which it is made within its own denomination of origin in Chihuahua. A cousin to agave, it's a smaller plant with fewer yields, only about 1/4 to that of a typical agave field. It's also more fibrous, which requires it be chopped, not pressed, like agave. At Hacienda de Chihuahua, the Sotol is roasted and steamed, then double-distilled in small, copper stills. The blanco is bottled unaged.
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.
"The blanco shares many traits with aged expressions of agave, showing deep flavors of buttery roasted nuts, smoky beachwood, dill and cocoa. These are balanced by fresh flavors of fresh-cut grass, eucalyptus, pineapple, mango and earth, all tied together with a peppery spice and a medium viscosity. "