Lamata Sotol Durango is a small batch sotol produced by Maestro Vinatero Chemino de la Cruz in El Mezquital, Durango.
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|Sotolero:||Chemino de la Cruz|
|Batch size:||sot-c-10-06-2020: 45 liters|
About this sotol
Lamata Sotol Durango is a sotol made in El Mezquital, Durango, Mexico. Maestro Vinatero Chemino de la Cruz cooks the Dasylirion sotol in a conical underground oven, mashes the cooked sotol with an axe, ferments the plants in pine-wood tanks with spring water, and double distills in a traditional Durango style still with copper on the bottom and wood “Viejo” on top with a wooden arm going to a copper serpentine. Of the batches that have made it into the US thus far, each batch is around 40-50 liters.
Lamata (formerly named Amormata) is the for-export label of Nacion de Las Verdes Matas, a small unregistered brand started by Luis Loya many years ago. His goal is to share mezcal from Northern Mexico from places that are under-represented in the market. Luis has relationships with producers in Durango, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, Chihuahua, San Luis Potosi and Tamaulipas among others.
The typical lot sizes of Amormata releases range from about 40 liters to 200 liters. The producers will continue to make about the same amount of spirits that they historically have in the past. Therefore, the brand will not bottle much more than a total of three to five thousand liters per year. Amormata is dedicated to promoting the “gusto historico”, the terroir, the liquid culture, and the history that is mezcal to people beyond the borders of the places where it is made.