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Clande Lechuguilla

Clande Lechuguilla is unlike the other Clande releases in that it is made with agave (the others are made with the Dasylirion sotol plant).

Rating: (1 review)
Category:Destilado de Agave
Brand:Clande Sotol
Sotolero:Chito Fernández, Lupe López
Grind:Hand, Shredder
Distillation:Copper, Steel
ABV: 48%-51%
Website: http://www.sotolclande.com/
About this destilado de agave

Clande Lechuguilla is made from agave Lechuguilla (Churique) that is found growing in calcareous soils of the Chihuahuan Desert. Don Chito Fernandez and Lupe Lopez produce this in the town of Madera, Chihuahua. The agave are roasted in conical pits and fermented with wild yeast. This is distilled in copper in very small batches. The ABV of each batch may vary slightly. Check your bottle for details.

Clande Sotol

Clande Sotol is a brand that celebrates the art and tradition of craft spirits. Clandestine distilleries used to be found in Northern Mexico and were known as “vinatas.” These facilities were used to produced both Sotol (from Dasylirion) and Lechuguilla (from Agave). Vinatas were prohibited in the early 1900s and Maestro Sotoleros were persecuted and sometimes incarcerated. Sotol Clande represents sotol from different regions and delivers the impact of terroir on this beautiful spirit. The project seeks to support small local producers and improve their standard of living, as well as protect the future of the Dasylirion plant.

1 review

4 of out 5 stars

Jonny on Feb 8, 2019

275 reviews

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Lot from April 2016 by Chito Fernandez. Strong aromas of hay and barnyard animals. This tastes like an empty horse stall on a cold winter morning in Vermont, with an added hint of a spearmint mint tea bag to taste. There’s also a slight note of anise.

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