Sotol Coyote Chihuahua is produced by Maestro Sotolero Gerardo Ruelas in Aldama, Chihuahua. It is produced from 12-15 year old Dasylirion Leiophyllum and cooked in a conical stone oven using mesquite wood. It is then crushed by stone and fermented in oak vats using well water before being double-distilled in copper pots. This sotol is kind on the palate despite the strong character and has herbal, smoked and mineral notes.
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There are some bold anise flavors along with basil as another review mentions. The spirit itself doesn‚Äôt immediately jump out as being a sotol. Instead of the dry grassy notes found in many sotols, this sotol is very rich and fruity. For being 50% ABV, I wouldn‚Äôt have guessed it because there is nothing harsh about it. This sotol is also under $50 USD a bottle which is a good value.
Lot 159-SCFI-2004. Very nice Sotol with big Anise flavor. Black licorice, pine, strawberry, thyme, and fresh basil. Nice Long finish. A little hot.