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La Higuera Cucharilla

La Higuera Cucharilla has aromas of watermelon, grape, banana, and flint. It has flavors of dried orange, cinnamon clove, and soft smoke.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Cost:$$$$
Brand:La Higuera Sotol
Sotolero:Alejandro Vasquez
Dasylirion:Lucidum
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Oaxaca
Town:Miahuatlan
ABV: 48.2%
Batch size: Batch 04/19: 500 bottles
About this sotol

La Higuera Cucharilla is produced by Alejandro Vasquez in Miahuatlan, Oaxaca. Cucharilla/Cucharillo refers to a variation of the sotol plant (Dasylirion lucidum rose), which is not commonly found in Oaxacan communities, but can be found in the Miahuatlan region where this spirit is produced.

La Higuera Sotol

Sotol La Higuera is produced using traditional methods in Aldama, Chihuahua by Master Sotolero Gerardo Ruelas. He cooks the different varieties in an outdoor conical oven fired by wood and rocks. The Dasylirion varieties are milled by hand with axes. Fermentation occurs with wild yeast in 1,000-liter pine vats. The sotols are double distilled in copper alembic stills.

2 reviews

4 out of 5


TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

34 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 week ago

Lote #1; Bottle 323/500
馃憖- clear
馃憙- prickling and drying impact.
Aromas of faint acetone & rubber or plastic; faux leather, rose water, violets, lavender oil, ripe banana, fennel, basil, cream, powder make up.
Powerful, complex production.
Average length and fine character.
馃憛- coating slight astringent effect; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste, with sweet & bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of cooked sotol core, hay, ripe banana, quince, leather, Thai basil.
Medium concentrated flavor intensity, slightly complex, harmonious balance.
Pleasant and very long finish.
Very good to Excellent impression.

*very interesting character, very nicely balanced.

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Lote #1; Bottle 323/500
馃憖- clear
馃憙- prickling and drying impact.
Aromas of faint acetone & rubber or plastic; faux leather, rose water, violets, lavender oil, ripe banana, fennel, basil, cream, powder make up.
Powerful, complex production.
Average length and fine character.
馃憛- coating slight astringent effect; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sour taste, with sweet & bitter highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of cooked sotol core, hay, ripe banana, quince, l

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TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

131 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Lot 1 48.2% $157.99/750

Wow. The sotol name is “ludicum rose”, and there’s definitely some rose petal notes to this. I went and smelled some essential oil thereof to be certain. Fresh linen, chlorine, chrysanthemum as well in good amounts. Gentle “rain on rocks” minerality, as we say, but yea it’s about the most floral expression I’ve had.

Sweet entry, sweet palate with some crabapple and other red orchard fruits. When you swallow, the more classic sotol profile comes through. Minerality, dried herbs, light mint, more florality, a light almond flour. Good texture and viscosity. A light wooliness on the finish, though pleasant.

This is a fascinating bottle. A very kind person was gracious enough to give me a sample about a week ago, I promptly bought a bottle and am excited. I really do like sotol, and the excessive floral nature is very up my alley.

Higher proof I think would’ve been nice, just a few points. Not much to complain about. I’m just now seeing the watermelon note in the official tasting notes – good call.

Lot 1 48.2% $157.99/750
Wow. The sotol name is “ludicum rose”, and there’s definitely some rose petal notes to this. I went and smelled some essential oil thereof to be certain. Fresh linen, chlorine, chrysanthemum as well in good amounts. Gentle “rain on rocks” minerality, as we say, but yea it’s about the most floral expression I’ve had.
Sweet entry, sweet palate with some crabapple and other red orchard fruits. When you swallow, the more classic sotol

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