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.
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.