Did Arkansas need another obscure cactus spirit from Mexico? We sure thought so!
Introducing Sotol, the beverage of choice in the Northern Mexican states of Chihuahua, Durango, and Coahuila. Unlike tequila, mezcal, and raicilla, sotol is produced from a different type of cactus called sotol, or the "desert spoon," a vital desert evergreen shrub that has sustained the peoples of this region for thousands of years. Sotol grows in Northern Mexico, West Texas, and New Mexico. In order to be harvested for production, a sotol plant takes 15 years to mature and will only produce a single bottle of distilled spirit. Due to it's small production, there are only a few commercially available brands of sotol in the United States.
Enter Compania Elaboradora de Sotol: a 6th generation distillery whose Sotol Por Siempre is the newest commerical Sotol to hit the United States market. Produced from wild-harvest sotol growing on the slopes of the Sierra Madres Mountains in Chihuahua, Sotol por Siempre is the real deal. Two distillations in an alembic copper pot still preserves subtle smoke and earth flavors which are imparted by pit roasting and open-air fermentation. The result is a balanced spirit ideal for both cocktails and sipping neat.
From the producer:
NOSE: Opens with bright citrus and white flowers quickly growing herbal and vegetal with an intense note of damp, freshly turned earth and whispers of wood smoke and black pepper.
PALATE: Black pepper spice, earth, mineral, wet stone, rich and chewy texture with a long, dry and mildly smoky finish.
Enjoy Sotol Por Siempre neat, in classic drinks that call for agave spirits like the Margarita and El Diablo or in creative, contemporary cocktails.
Now available in brave retails shops and bars across the state!
Imported by our friends over at Back Bar Project LLC!