Sotol Coyote Blanco Chihuahua
Coyote // Chihuahua, Mexico
With inspiration from the region’s native coyotes, these sotols are made from wild agaves that are hand harvested after maturing in an organic setting — they can take up to 15 years for full maturation. The resulting plants are cooked in underground clay ovens before being hand-ground and eventually distilled on a homemade copper pot-still. At no point in the process are any colorants or additives used.
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.
"This wild spirit has a fairly intense nose of cantaloupe, iodine, green grass, and a wisp of smoke. The palate is mineral and densely structured but carries its high ABV with an admirable amount of grace. There is a bit of a fibrous, earthy flavor that builds up before untangling to a long, moderately spicy finish. Certainly a delicious sipping spirit that shows the intense nature of the desert from which it comes. "