Mazot Palmilla is a sotol. The term Palmilla is the traditional Sonoran name for spirits distilled from the Sotol plant (Dasylirion wheeleri).
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|Bacanorero:||Manuel “El Toro” Chacón, Sinohe Chacon Ezrre|
|Age of plant:||15 years|
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About this sotol
Mazot Palmilla is a Sotol, not a Bacanora like the other releases from this brand. Palmilla is the traditional Sonoran name for spirits distilled from the Sotol plant (Dasylirion wheeleri), also called Desert Spoon in Arizona, Texas, and other parts of the southern desert in the US. An abundance of Palmilla grow in the highest elevations of the Chacon family ranch, El Torreoncito. These are very mature, old growth, plants. In Chihuahua the average Sotol pina produces about 1 liter of final distillate. El Torreoncito Sotols produce 4-5 liters per plant. There are two seasons for distilling, winter and summer, and the flavors are distinct. The winter distillates are slow, low temperature fermentation, and the flavor is very rich. The summer fermentation is fast and hot, and the flavors are complex with mineral and herbal flavors.
Mazot Bacanora is owned by Emilia Ezrre Becerra and her family. She is the matriarch and two of her sons, Manuel "Ramses" Chacon and Sinohe Chacon Ezrre, are the Maestros Vinateros who produce the bacanora.