Sotol Coyote Blanco Durango
Coyote // Durango, Mexico
Sotol — one of the lesser known Mexican distillates such as mezcal— follows tradition and hails from the northern part of Mexico. The Coyote series highlights wild, organic sotol plants (aka Dasylirion wheeleri or desert spoon) and the hearts of the plant are treated with the utmost care being baked in an autoclave as opposed to smoked to keep the plant’s refined character. Because the climate is practically a desert, the plant concentrates sugars making a drink with an impression of sweetness. This is an unaged example highlighting the purity of the process.
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 nose to this spirit shows a deep, clay-y earthiness and complexity reminiscent of aged parmesan. The palate has admirable richness and a flavor akin to agave, but ultimately does not fulfill the expectations set by the nose. The sotol finishes with more earthiness and a touch of ripe, sweet peppers making it very pleasant and a fine, if not profound, example of the category."