A perfect Sotol for entry into the category and mixing with cocktails. Sotol ono is a 100% cedrosanum distillate made from the heart of the dasylirion plant, of the asparagaceae family. Dasylirion is the same name the indigenous use from the north of Mexico. The word Sotol is derived from the Nahuatl language and it means ‘the sweat of the head’. Native tribes like Anasazi, Tarahumara, Tobso and the Apache all used the plant as far back as 205 bc. The Raramuri people call it the sereque.
Wet timbers, soil, with a hint of pine and lemongrass.
Surprisingly smooth ripe fruit and earthy notes. Long sweet fruits, citrus and minerality exude.
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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. This Sotol is picked at between 12 to 15 years of age before it is roasted in a shallow pit oven using willow & Oak firewood. The water source is natural spring water. Then hand milled by axe.
Fermentation occurs over 6 days in 1000 L pine wood tanks. Once complete, distillation is done twice in copper stills.