Sotol Fabriquero Coahuila
Sotol Fabriquero was the first and is the oldest Sotol Distillery in Mexico. In a springs area, in the desert of Coahuila, we slowly distil in small batches this extraordinary sotol. Crushed by hand and cooked underground for 4 days this vibrant sotol is made from the wild variety Dasylirion Cedrosanum native to the western slopes of Coahuila. This higher elevation sotol gives off notes of pine and fresh mint, with sweet undertones.
A rich sotol with a clean entry, light notes of alamo and mesquite wood.
A true grassy and herbaceous sotol with a smoky finish.
How It Is Made
This beautiful spirit is crafted by Gerardo Ruelas, a 3rd generation sotolero and producer from the oldest distillery in Chihuahua. Ruelas has been fascinated with sotol and the thrill of discovery from a young age, experimenting with different recipes as he strives to make the perfect sotol.
Always one to create unique sotols, he produces the infamous “sotol con veneno” or sotol with rattlesnake poison. During production, the sotol plants are hand picked individually at peak ripeness and cooked for 5 days in a lava rock lined pit using acacia and mesquite. They are then crushed by hand before being fermented in open air.
The flavours of this sotol are seemingly what one would expect from a traditional spirit, with nice grass notes and decent smoke. However, the unique region in Coahuila where sotol is harvested also provides rich undertones of mint and eucalyptus with chalky richness.