Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Day 341 Drink: Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Plata
Distilling has been going on in Mexico for nearly as long as Scotch has been made. Most people are familiar with Tequila, which must be made in the state of Jalisco around the town of Tequila. Mezcal is also made from agave, but does not have the same geographic restrictions. There are other native spirits to Mexico. Sotol is one example, made using the Dasylirion wild agave.
Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Plata is a white spirit with an incredible aromatic nose of sweet floral notes with an earthy undertone. The flavor is a bit of a surprise given the aroma. The sweetness is very faint, with more of a fresh cut green grass and agave flavor base. You can tell that Sotol is a cousin of Tequila, but the wild nature of the agave is very evident.