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Sotoleros Lalo and Nando

Sotoleros Lalo and Nando Sotol (Red Label) is produced by Don Eduardo Arrieta and his apprentice Fernando Porras in Chorreras, Chihuahua.

Rating: (3 reviews)
Category:Sotol
Cost:$$$
Brand:Sotoleros
Sotolero:Don Eduardo Arrieta
Dasylirion:Leiophyllum
Grind:Hand
Distillation:Copper
State:Chihuahua
Town:Aldama
ABV: ~47%
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.sotoleros.com/, opens in new window
About this sotol

Sotoleros Lalo and Nando Sotol (Red Label) is produced by Don Eduardo Arrieta and his apprentice Fernando Porras in Chorreras, Chihuahua. Lalo and Nando harvest wild sotol plants from the Chorreras community and cook them in an underground with mesquite wood. The cooked plants are milled by axe, fermented wooden vats, and distilled in a copper pot stills. Their sotol has notes of leather, mint, cacao, chalk, and dried pepper flakes.

Sotoleros

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.

3 reviews

3.5 out of 5


TzotollineRaramuri

TzotollineRaramuri

56 reviews
Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars1 month ago

1oz sample; unknown Lot/Bottle #s
👀- clear
👃- prickling impact with light warming and drying.
Aromas of ripe plum, cherry cordial, citrus peel and pith, lime blossom, pine needle and pine wood, mint and oregano, laurel leaf, funky sweet potato, savory mushroom, light rubber and plastics, reminder of koji influenced sweet potato or barley shochu.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and ordinary character.
👅- astringent effect, lightly coating; sufficient smooth alcohol; medium body.
Primarily sweet taste, with sour, bitter and savory highlights; buttery smoothness.
Flavors of animal honey, tree resin, woody ash, ripe apricot, peach, peppercorn, citrus, orange.
Medium concentrated flavor intensity, slightly complex, correct balance.
Straightforward and very long finish.
Very good overall impression.

*interesting funky profile. Well balanced overall.

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1oz sample; unknown Lot/Bottle #s
👀- clear
👃- prickling impact with light warming and drying.
Aromas of ripe plum, cherry cordial, citrus peel and pith, lime blossom, pine needle and pine wood, mint and oregano, laurel leaf, funky sweet potato, savory mushroom, light rubber and plastics, reminder of koji influenced sweet potato or barley shochu.
Adequate & complex production.
Average length and ordinary character.
👅- astringent effect, lightly coating; sufficient smooth alcohol; med

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Rakhal

Rakhal

284 reviews
Rated 4 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Salty caramel and baking spices!! Grey salt, caramel popcorn, clove, allspice, pineapple, alfalfa, spearmint, and graphite. Everything I’ve tried from this brand has been good and this is no exception.

TheAgaveFairy

TheAgaveFairy

137 reviews
Rated 3 out of 5 stars2 months ago

Nose: Thin, minty, perhaps some acetone. A little beef jerky, teryaki?,

Palate: Chemical, thin, but somehow pleasant. The mints are really lovely, with touches of sage and basil and more mints.

Thoughts: Hard to understand this but it really grew on me.

Conclusion and “t8ke” scale rating: 6/10. Excited to try more from this producer!

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