Clande Sotol (Red) was distilled by Don Eduardo Arrieta in Chorreras, Chihuahua using wild Dasylirion Leiophyllum. The batches are extremely small, for example an April 2016 batch was only 99 liters.
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|Sotolero:||Don Eduardo Arrieta|
|Batch size:||99 liters (April 2016)|
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About this mezcal
This authentic small batch Sotol was distilled by Don Eduardo Arrieta in Chorreras, Chihuahua. Using wild Dasylirion Leiophyllum, Don Eduardo roasts the sotol plants in conical pits and then grinds by axe. Next, the sotol is fermented with wild yeast and distilled in copper stills. The batches are extremely small, for example an April 2016 batch was only 99 liters.
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.