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Sotoleros Lupe Lechuguilla

Lupe López produces sotol, lechuguilla, and sotol/agave ensambles in Madera, Chihuahua. His first Lechuguilla under the Sotoleros label was composed of 100% agave Shrevei.

Rating: (2 reviews)
Category:Destilado de Agave, Lechuguilla
Sotolero:Lupe López
Agave:Bovicornuta, Shrevei
ABV: 46.8%
Release year: 2021
Website: https://www.sotoleros.com/, opens in new window

About this destilado de agave

Lupe López produces sotol, lechuguilla, and sotol/agave ensambles in Madera, Chihuahua. He was trained by Maestro Bienvenido Fernández. After his apprenticeship, he began distilling in his ranch which neighbors the state of Sonora. The agave Angustifolia which grows in his region is the same used in Bacanora. His Lechuguillas are usually made using agave Shrevei or agave Bovicornuta.

Lupe harvests wild plants and cooks them underground for 3-4 days with oak wood and stone. He uses spring water as his source and ferments in wooden vats buried underground. Next, he distills in copper pot stills with a wooden top. After two distillations, Lupe adjusts his final product with distilled water.


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.

Member rating

4.75 out of 5

2 reviews

Zack Klamn

Zack Klamn

542 reviews
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars2 years ago

Nose – Brown sugar crystals. Pleasant, nail polish aroma.

Palate – Man…. first sip is a delicious balance of grass, brown sugar and perfect heat, what an entry! From there, dried fruit (dates perhaps), slightly herbal and the smoke element is like singed grass (GoT reference: “kissed by fire”, ha!). Fantastic to sip!

This was a 1.5 oz. sample from mezcal reviewing legend and all-around good dude, Rakhal – same bottle (Lot 1).



421 reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 stars3 years ago

Lot 1. Dusty like an ancient library with old leather bound books, star anise, candy canes, sandalwood, thyme, fresh plums, and a taste like new car smell and dryer sheets. It’s light and balanced and flawless. This is a beautiful unique spirit crafted by a master distiller, my second favorite Sotoleros expression.

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