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Marfa Spirits Chihuahuan Desert Sotol

Marfa Spirits Co. Chihuahuan Desert Sotol is a collaboration between Jacobo Jacquez, a sixth-generation sotol producer, and the Marfa Spirits Co.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Brand:Marfa Spirits Co.
Dasylirion:Leiophyllum
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Chihuahua
Town:Janos
ABV: 45%
Age of plant: 15 years
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.themarfaspirit.com/, opens in new window

About this sotol

Marfa Spirits Co. Chihuahuan Desert Sotol is a collaboration between Jacobo Jacquez, a sixth-generation sotol producer, and the Marfa Spirits Co. This release is grown, harvested, cooked, fermented, and distilled in Mexico. Production takes places at the Jacquez family viñata in Janos, Chihuahua, Mexico. 15-year-old Dasylirion leiophyllum plants are cooked in an earthen underground oven. Next, they are cored and chipped into pine fermentation vats with water added and fermented using natural yeast. The result is twice distilled in copper pot stills with the bagasse in the first distillation.

Marfa Spirits Co.

The Marfa Spirit Co. is the first and only distillery (as of 2022) in Marfa, Texas. It was founded by entrepreneurs Josh Shepard, Seth Siegel-Gardner, and Morgan Weber. Their debut product was Chihuahuan Desert Sotol in October 2021 – a collaboration with Sotol Don Celso in Janos, Mexico. The company also produces gin, rum, vodka, and citrus liqueurs.

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4 reviews

3.63 out of 5

Squashplayer

Squashplayer

36 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars1 month ago

Fresh cut hay and barnyard really define this. This was the 40% ABV batch. It’s good but the dilution from. 45% leave it with nothing special on the finish. I will be looking for the higher ABV batch to sample

El-Dawg

El-Dawg

166 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars5 months ago

No batch number listed on bottle. I chose the 45% ABV bottle over the 40% because …. why not??
On the smell is the classic grassiness & earthiness I love so much with a sotol. Taste follows through a bit with with the same notes, although some peppery, mint as well. Heat is in check. I love sotol, and have a liter of this one to think about, but it’s by no means my favorite.
Review #153

Tyler

Tyler

583 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

From my understanding, this is basically Sotol Por Siempre in a different bottle. Either way it is delicious. You can smell the grass before taking a sip. Light, grassy, some Doublemint notes, and a bit of that celery herbal-pepper flavor. Big fan of this style of Sotol and great price point. This is made in Mexico despite some confusion on social media. Sipped at Lamert’s in Austin – didn’t catch the batch number.

GreenspointTexas

GreenspointTexas

362 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars7 months ago

3.75/5 really. A solid sotol. Fresh cut grass, horse barn, and peppercorns on the nose. Taste is peppercorns and slate. Finish is more slate, apples, and laffy taffy.

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