Sotol Por Siempre
Clande Sotol (Green) is produced in small batches by Bienvenido Fernandez or Lupe Lopez. Check your bottle to see who made your specific batch. The green label on this bottle signifies that this destilado was made with both sotol plants and agave. The plants are cooked, milled, fermented, and distilled together. This sotol/agave ensamble is then distilled in copper. The exact type of sotol and agave plants used will vary by batch.
La Venenosa Raicilla
Del Maguey Mezcal
March 18 ‚Äì Lot 1. Slightly funky, but i enjoyed this. Previously had only had the funkiest raicilla and wasn‚Äôt super crazy, but this turned me onto a slight funk.
Lupe L√≥pez. Lot 1. Bottle 34. March 2018. 47.9% ABV. 60% Churique. 40% Dasylirism Wheeleri. Smells cheesy and a bit moldy but not in a bad way. Mouthfeel is slippery, not quite viscous, but slippery like a wet mossy rock that is hard to keep your balance on. Flavor notes of blueberries and cheddar cheese.
Funk, dank, mold. Cheesy. Tasted a bit muddled compared to the 100% sotol from Bienvenido Fern√°ndez (yellow label). I‚Äôd like to try it again. I‚Äôve heard there are other batches that have more sotol than agave so it would be interesting to compare the different forms of this ensamble. Lupe L√≥pez. Lot 1. March 2018. 47.9% ABV. 60% Agave Churique / 40% Dasylirion Wheeleri.