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Flor del Desierto Desert

Flor del Desierto Desert is a savory spirit produced from Dasylirion Leiophyllum that has notes of sage smoke, leather, salt, and black peppercorn.

Rating: (9 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Brand:Flor del Desierto Sotol
Sotolero:Gerardo Ruelas Hernandez
Dasylirion:Leiophyllum
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Chihuahua
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 18-25 years
Website: https://www.instagram.com/sotolflordeldesierto/, opens in new window

About this sotol

Flor del Desierto Desert is made by third-generation producer Gerardo Ruelas in Coyame del Sotol, Chihuahua from the Dasylirion Leiophyllum plant. The sotols are cooked in shallow pits fueled by oak firewood, shredded by axe and knife, open-air fermented in below-ground tanks, and double-distilled in copper pot stills. It is savory with notes of sage smoke and leather along with an underlying salinity and finish of black peppercorn.

Flor del Desierto Sotol

Flor del Desierto began in 2011 by a small group of friends after one of them, Flor, won a baking competition using sotol as the special ingredient. All sotol plants, also known as the desert spoon or sereque, are wild-harvested in the Coyame Desert and mountains of Madera. Each one of Flor del Desierto’s Sotols are distinguished by the region they’re produced in, the stills where they are distilled and the hands of each sotol maker, whose own techniques and years of experience give their spirits a unique character.

9 reviews

3.39 out of 5

tecolotesweet

tecolotesweet

14 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars7 months ago

nom-159-scfi-2004. aromatically earthy with a touch of sweet corn but a little more industrial to the taste. strong rubber notes that dominate most other flavors that may or may not be present. regardless, an easy sipper and a solid option for anyone new to sotol.

keenanpepper

keenanpepper

1 review
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Nose: Smoky barbecued meat, resinous sage, a little bit of a “hospital antiseptic” note but in a way that doesn’t ruin it. I’m not sure this is the right word but I’m thinking creosote?
Palate: Surprisingly sweet and balanced, with classic sotol minerality. There’s a little bit of banana candy hidden in there.
Finish: Long and smooth. Somewhat drying/astringent but not harsh at all.

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

471 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Lote: AA008
Nose – Big time whole hazelnuts. Musty. Peanut shells.

Palate – Ok, weird description here, but very anti-septic yet herbal – like a deep cleaned hospital with all natural (green) products. Then a lasting black pepper spiciness in the finish and aftertaste. Again, very herbal the whole ride. I was excited after the nose but the palate didn’t quite come together for me.

TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

75 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Batch AA013, Bottle#10 @ 47%
?- clear
?- drying impact.
Aromas of honey, honey comb wax, elderflower, peas, edamame, cooked piña, ripe peach, orange zest, guava wax, sage, green apple, lemon, black pepper, mineral, desert rain and campfire.
Adequate, complex production.
Average length and very fine character.
?- coating and slightly astringent effect; sufficiently generous smooth alcohol; medium full body.
Primarily sour taste with slight sweet, sour and salty highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of raw piña, sugarcane, quince, tamarind, apricot, lime zest, ginger, black pepper, compost, organic earth, campfire.
Medium concentrated flavor intensity, complex, harmonious balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Excellent impression.

*Very natural display of terroir, production technique, typicity and balance. Excellent craftsmanship, but not extraordinary.

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Batch AA013, Bottle#10 @ 47%
?- clear
?- drying impact.
Aromas of honey, honey comb wax, elderflower, peas, edamame, cooked piña, ripe peach, orange zest, guava wax, sage, green apple, lemon, black pepper, mineral, desert rain and campfire.
Adequate, complex production.
Average length and very fine character.
?- coating and slightly astringent effect; sufficiently generous smooth alcohol; medium full body.
Primarily sour taste with slight sweet, sour and salty highlights; buttery smoothness.
Fl

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Dave

Dave

12 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 years ago

AA013 / 0327

Solid sotol. Spice, peppercorn, honey / pollen.

Patrick

Patrick

48 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot : AA011/019
44%
Nose : starts with a heavy dose of lettuce, basil and celery. Then turns into a barnyard with wet socks. (in a good way)
Taste : sweeten herbs, vanilla, candy and liquorice.
Finish : soft with a strong presence.
Complex yet very approachable. Excellent price point.

kozinnski

kozinnski

14 reviews
Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

note: brine, cashew, sage, the part of an envelope you lick to seal

palate: medium mouthfeel. wood, bell pepper, bitter chlorophyll, a touch of salt, and some heat.

medium finish. decent but miles behind the sierra, for me.

Nic Hnastchenko

Nic Hnastchenko

108 reviews
Rated 2 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Woody, little earthy, definitely different not agave. A lot less sweet.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

168 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars4 years ago

Flor del Desierto, Desierto. Batch 001 , bottle 526.

Amazing trio of sotol sweetness, minerality, and smoke. Tons of dried porks, ground coffees, hazelnut, dried orange, lavender. White chocolate and fresh tobacco, cumin, thyme, pecan, soft black pepper, green apple peel. On the palette, it hits soft, floral, with great minerality. Spicy nuts tingle on the edges of the palette. Leaves tongue refreshed, with herbal tints.

Wonderfully delcious with great typicity. Almost tempted to give another star.

Flor del Desierto, Desierto. Batch 001 , bottle 526.
Amazing trio of sotol sweetness, minerality, and smoke. Tons of dried porks, ground coffees, hazelnut, dried orange, lavender. White chocolate and fresh tobacco, cumin, thyme, pecan, soft black pepper, green apple peel. On the palette, it hits soft, floral, with great minerality. Spicy nuts tingle on the edges of the palette. Leaves tongue refreshed, with herbal tints.
Wonderfully delcious with great typicity. Almost tempted to give another st

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