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La Higuera Leiophyllum

Sotol La Higuera Leiophyllum has notes of wet soil and ash. The pallet is meaty with notes of salami. The finish gets fruity with notes of peaches and bananas.

Rating: (4 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Brand:La Higuera Sotol
Sotolero:Gerardo Ruelas Hernandez
Dasylirion:Leiophyllum
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
Style:Joven
State:Chihuahua
Town:Aldama
ABV: 47.3%
About this sotol

Sotol La Higuera Leiophyllum is produced in Aldama, Chihuahua by Master Sotolero Gerardo Ruelas. The sotol plants are cooked in an outdoor conical oven and then milled by hand with axes. The fibers are naturally fermented with wild yeasts in 1,000-liter pine vats before being double distilled in copper alembic stills. The Leiophyllum has notes of wet soil and ash. The pallet is meaty with notes of salami. The finish gets fruity with notes of peaches and bananas.

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.

4 reviews

3.1 of out 5 stars


Jongers

Jongers

14 reviews
4 months ago

La Higuera is where its at when it comes to Sotol! I’ve had them all and they are all good. Leiophyllum has less of a prominent alcohol character in the nose than Wheeleri (a good thing), smelling of earth and herbs. The flavor is a nice balance of earth, bark, spice, mineral, mint, and sage. Yum.

Jonny

Jonny

323 reviews
5 months ago

Lot 2. Sweet aromas of caramel, green grass, sweet corn. Tastes of vanilla bean, toffee, and cake frosting. This is sweet and round with some hints of bitters. Semi viscous.

Rakhal

Rakhal

95 reviews
5 months ago

Lot 2. Smelled floral and earthy but tasted of pine and grapefruit. It was very bitter. Like drinking grapefruit juice right after brushing your teeth. The bitterness lingered long after. I did not like this one.

PDutton

PDutton

52 reviews
5 months ago

Tasted side by side with the other 2 varietal offerings.

More must and earth and a dessicated fruit sweetness. Florality, some beef jerky refererences, white mushroom (or some other variety that idk). Something, almost, peaty? Heather? Getting some really defined violet coming through. If there is citrus, more tangerine like, peach [blossom] for sure, jasmine. Very interesting stuff. Redwood, corn starch, black pepper.

Least favorite of the 3, a little too much heat in comparison.

Tasted side by side with the other 2 varietal offerings.
More must and earth and a dessicated fruit sweetness. Florality, some beef jerky refererences, white mushroom (or some other variety that idk). Something, almost, peaty? Heather? Getting some really defined violet coming through. If there is citrus, more tangerine like, peach [blossom] for sure, jasmine. Very interesting stuff. Redwood, corn starch, black pepper.
Least favorite of the 3, a little too much heat in comparison.

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