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Clande Sotol (Yellow)

Clande Sotol (Yellow) is produced by Bienvenido Fernandez who has more than 40 years of experience producing sotol. This sotol has notes of banana, wood, cotija cheese, honey, and nuts.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Brand:Clande Sotol
Sotolero:Bienvenido Fernández
Style:Aged in Glass
ABV: 48.6%
Website: http://www.sotolclande.com/
About this sotol

Clande Sotol (Yellow) is produced by Bienvenido Fernandez in Ciudad Madera, Chihuahua. Bienvenido has more than 40 years of experience producing sotol. He learned from his grandfather and father, who produced sotol in clandestine mobile vinatas (local name for distillery) that were immersed in the heart of the Northern Chihuahuan Sierra. He cooks the plants underground on a pit oven with stones and oak wood. After cooking for three days he will grind the cooked sotol with a mechanical grinder then he will let it ferment with natural airborne yeast in stainless steel tanks. While fermenting Bienvenido will add well water to the fermentation tanks. He then distills in a stainless steel pot still two times. Next, he will use well water to get the desired ABV. His batches range normally range from 120 to 160 liters. This sotol has notes of banana, wood, cotija cheese, honey, and nuts.

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.

2 reviews

4.5 of out 5 stars

Nic Hnastchenko on Feb 9, 2019

34 reviews

  • Overall:

I tried this thinking I would just expand out of mezcal and try something new, and this was such a treat. It’s a weird analogy but if mezcal is a fruit, this is a tree. Absolutely loved this and definitely going to drink more sotol in the future. Loved how different the taste was from mezcal but how it still felt familiar.

Tyler on Oct 19, 2018

249 reviews

  • Overall:

Excellent sotol. Not your typical grassy sotol.. this is very unique. Flavors of honeydew, lychee, grenadine like a Shirley Temple. There is a clean minerality here like drinking water off clean metal (in a good way).

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