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Nocheluna Sotol

Nocheluna Sotol is a collaboration between Ricardo Pico (Clande Sotol), Iván Saldaña (Mezcal Montelobos), and singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz

Rating: (6 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Cost:$$
Brand:Nocheluna Sotol
Sotolero:Eduardo Arrieta
Grind:Shredder
Distillation:Copper
State:Chihuahua
Town:Aldama
ABV: 43%
Age of plant: 12-15 years
Release year: 2022
Website: https://nocheluna.com/, opens in new window
Ownership:Casa Lumbre, Pernod Ricard

About this sotol

Nocheluna Sotol is produced by Don Eduardo Arrieta in Aldama, Chihuahua. “Sustainably managed” wild Dasylirion is harvested after 12-15 years of growth. Next, the plants are cooked in an underground pit lined with river stones. The cooked sotol is crushed using a mechanical shredder and naturally fermented for 5-10 days. Finally, it is double distilled in copper pots fueled by direct fire. According to the label, Nocheluna Sotol has notes of wild herbs, dried stone fruits, caramel and honey, deep minerality, and oak firewood.

Nocheluna Sotol

Nocheluna Sotol is produced by fourth-generation master sotolero Don “Lalo” Eduardo Arrieta in collaboration with sotol educator Ricardo Pico and Iván Saldaña from Casa Lumbre. The face of the brand is American singer-songwriter Lenny Kravitz who partnered with the brand to launch the product with backing from Pernod Ricard. Since 2019, the company has invested in growing sotol populations through responsible plant cultivation in existing and new ranches. According to the company, more than 850,000 sotols were planted in 2022.

Member rating

3.75 out of 5

6 reviews

Jonny

Jonny

696 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars6 months ago

SNL-001/22. This doesn’t exactly make me want to “get away” or “fly away” but it’s a solid spirit. At 43%, it is soft on the palate. I prefer this maestro’s sotols at a slightly higher ABV, but this is still nice as is. Aromas of fresh eucalyptus, spearmint, parsley, green olives, sandalwood, and ginger root. The palate has notes of bog, soy, wet fallen leaves, a little clove, and rose water as well.

COak

COak

228 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars7 months ago

Was surprised at this, it’s good. Has good flavor for 43% but a little watery. It’s minty, grassy, & peppery.

Tyler

Tyler

635 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars8 months ago

Honestly quite good. It is expensive compared to Sotol Por Siempre which is 45% ABV, affordable, and very good (last time I had it). Nocheluna is kind of alcohol-forward for 43% ABV. It has a ton of classic Sotol notes of grass, pepper, dried orange peel, and thyme. It is more accessible than the Clande Don Lalo release I’ve tried but that is made more traditionally. I think this was the first batch released in the US. SNL-001/22.

Wanderingspider

Wanderingspider

53 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars12 months ago

# 22673
Nose: As expected from a desert spoon – forward minerality, full with hints of citrus peel and earth. Dried bush. Properly roasted piñas seemingly.
Palate: 43% seems low. Its a bit hot, still enjoyable and interesting. Long finish, good but lacking refinement.
Not spectacular, but otherwise decent value. About $70 USD in Arizona.
Honestly 3.8

tallchad

tallchad

99 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars1 year ago

Sampled at Baja Betty’s agave club in San Diego. Strong aroma and taste but finish is the best part. Sweet berrry cream on the aroma. Taste is peppery and fun with more slight sweetness and yumminess . Finish is sensational!

Rakhal

Rakhal

420 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars1 year ago

2oz sample no batch number. This is damn good. Don Eduardo Arrieta makes fantastic Sotol. The 43% ABV is a bit low but it doesn’t taste watery at all. It’s dusty, earthy, herbal and aromatic. I taste eucalyptus, anise, fennel seed, and sandalwood with a lingering sweet finish that reminds me of Dr. Pepper. Very tasty.

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