Sprit Friday - Sotol Por Siempre (Mezcal? Tequila?)
•Sotol isn’t made from agave•
Sotol is distinctive in that it is not made from agave, but a semi-succulent relative which is also known as Sotol or Desert Spoon. Why should you care about Sotol compared to other agave spirts?
Well, agave can take anywhere from eight to 20 years to mature and once the piña, the heart of the plant, is harvested, the plant is done. This fact has spurred some hand wringing about the sustainability of agave based spirits which have surged in popularity in recent years. Sotol takes a similar amount of time to mature, but it can be harvested multiple times if done the right way-by hand. It may just be the sustainable answer for mezcal thirsty drinkers.
Have you had an opportunity to try Sotol? It has floral notes with a whisper of smoke. It is nice to sip on or can be mixed into several types of drinks. Come into Espadin and visit with one of our knowledgeable bartenders and they will give you several mixed drinks that you can make at home with Sotol. You can always try something different by asking one of our bartenders for a recommendation. We have 50 Mezcal’s, 60 Tequilas and Sotol Por Siempre to choose from. 👍🏻 We look forward to seeing you at Espadin Mezcal + Cocina •
"The nose features lime and grapefruit peel along with a bit of white pepper and a hint of florality. A bit of earthiness also presents itself and just a whisper of smoke appears. On the palate, the entry is slightly sweet, with wet cement and saddle leather notes before a rush of smoke and white pepper. Underneath, there is still an evident sweetness and some herbal notes before a nice finish of campfire smoke and leather. This Sotol is an excellent example of the quality that can be achieved with skilled hands handling the distillation of the Desert Spoon plant."