Meet the Maker
Produced with wild sotol plants by third-generation Maestro Sotolero Edmundo Juarez on his apple orchard in the foothills of the 2,000 person town of Bachiniva, Chihuahua.
Edmundo is a renaissance man. He runs the family farm, distills inventive spirits, and is a professor of food and agricultural science at the Research Center in Food & Development (Centro de Investigación enAlimentación y Desarrollo). He doesn't always drink beer, but when he does, it's with Guerra Seca Sotol.
Harvested after 8 to 12 years from communal land in Oaxaca. These small, flower-shapped Wild Agaves
yield only 50 lb piñas, requiring more plants and care than other varietals.
Fresh, savory, and sweet across each sip. Enjoy slowly& neat. Pairs well with strong cheese, lamb, and beef.
The same agave, and process as the Espadín 40, at a higher proof. Feel the heat without the burn on this crafted and balanced expression.
Tangy and Salty flavors combine - enjoy neat, next to the Espadín 40, to truly appreciate the complexities of mezcal.. Great with lightly smoked fish.
Explore Sotol Ancestral
After the first distillation in a stainless steel alembic pot still, Edmundo lines the same still with clay and rests the distillate in that clay-lined pot for 2 weeks.
Keeping the clay in the still, Edmundo then runs the still a second time, producing a sotol closer in taste to the way sotol was enjoyed for hundreds of years using fragile clay pot stills.
The mineral-rich distillation runoff is filtered and applied to soil near growing sotol plants to increase future yields and reduce waste.
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