Sotoleros Bienvenido Fernández (Yellow Label) is a sotol and agave ensamble produced by Bienvenido Fernández in Madera, Chihuahua.
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About this destilado de agave
Sotoleros Bienvenido Fernández (Yellow Label) is produced by Bienvenido Fernández in Madera, Chihuahua. He has more than 40 years of experience producing sotol and lechuguilla. He learned from his grandfather and father, who produced sotol in clandestine mobile vinatas (local name for distillery) that were immersed in the heart of the Northern Chihuahuan Sierra.
Bienvenido often makes ensambles of sotol and agave; using mature Agave shrevei that grow next to Dasylirion wheeleri sotol plants. He cooks the plants underground on a pit oven with stones and oak wood. He grinds the cooked plants with a mechanical grinder then ferments in stainless steel tanks. Finally, he double distills in copper pot stills with wooden hats on top.
Sotoleros is a collection of traditional distillates from northern Mexico, which seeks to represent the tradition, art and culture of the region. Products from this brand began appearing on shelves in early 2021. Sotoleros has a connection with the legendary brand Clande Sotol – the colors on the bottle labels follow a similar pattern too. However, Soloteros is not a “rebrand” and the exact history between the two brands is unknown.