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Clande Sotol (Green)

Clande Sotol (Green) is produced in small batches using both the sotol plant and agave, which are cooked, milled, fermented, and distilled together.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Brand:Clande Sotol
Sotolero:Bienvenido Fernández, Lupe López
About this mezcal

Clande Sotol (Green) is produced in small batches by Bienvenido Fernandez or Lupe Lopez. Check your bottle to see who made your specific batch. The green label on this bottle signifies that this destilado was made with both sotol plants and agave. The plants are cooked, milled, fermented, and distilled together. This sotol/agave ensamble is then distilled in copper. The exact type of sotol and agave plants used will vary by batch.

Clande Sotol

Clande Sotol is a brand that celebrates the art and tradition of craft spirits in Chihuahua. 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. The ABV will vary by batch. Check your bottle for details.

The labels on their bottles are color coded. The YELLOW label is sotol made by Bienvenido Fernandez. The RED label is sotol made by Don Eduardo Arrieta. The PURPLE label is sotol made by Lupe Lopez. The GREEN label could be made by either Bienvenido Fernandez or Lupe Lopez, and it is an Ensamble that combines sotol and agave, which are cooked, milled, and distilled together. The BLUE label could be made by Bienvenido Fernandez, Lupe Lopez, or Tavi Torres, and it is made with 100% agave.

3 reviews

3.5 of out 5 stars

4 months ago

March 18 – Lot 1. Slightly funky, but i enjoyed this. Previously had only had the funkiest raicilla and wasn’t super crazy, but this turned me onto a slight funk.



352 reviews
12 months ago

Funk, dank, mold. Cheesy. Tasted a bit muddled compared to the 100% sotol from Bienvenido Fernández (yellow label). I’d like to try it again. I’ve heard there are other batches that have more sotol than agave so it would be interesting to compare the different forms of this ensamble. Lupe López. Lot 1. March 2018. 47.9% ABV. 60% Agave Churique / 40% Dasylirion Wheeleri.



360 reviews
12 months ago

Lupe López. Lot 1. Bottle 34. March 2018. 47.9% ABV. 60% Churique. 40% Dasylirism Wheeleri. Smells cheesy and a bit moldy but not in a bad way. Mouthfeel is slippery, not quite viscous, but slippery like a wet mossy rock that is hard to keep your balance on. Flavor notes of blueberries and cheddar cheese.

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