Spirit Type: Sotol
Village – Aldama, Chihuahua
Milling – Hand and Ax
Fermentation – Wild yeast in pine vats
Distillation – 2x in copper alembic
Sotol is a distilled spirit made from a plant that was once thought to be an agave, in those days it was referred to as a mezcal. Sotol is made from the dasylirian plant A.K.A. desert spoon. There are 16 varietals of sotol. The sotol plant is found throughout Mexico but the denomination of origin for sotol dictates that to be labeled a sotol it must come from 1 of 3 states: Chihuahua, Coahuila and Durango.
The Wheeleri has a rounded balance of smoked herbs and fruit. The nose is more herbal with hints of smoke. The palate shows more of the herbs with hints of pineapple.