Booze Of The Week: Sotol Hacienda De Chihuahua Plata Silver
This week's spotlight is on Sotol Hacienda De Chihuahua Plata Silver. Want to know the history and where to buy it?
It’s not Tequila, it’s sotol! Sotol is made of 100% dasylirion wild agave and Sotol Hacienda de Chihuahua Plate Silver claims to be purest version of this exquisite spirit
Heres the rundown, history, and the scorecard from Coedmagazine.com:
The Sotol process starts in the Mexican region of Chihuahua, where wild agave mature for 15 years before they are harvested by natural selection. 15 years! The agave is steam cooked for 72 hours in a clay oven, and then fermented with champagne yeast. From there it is aged in new French white oak barrels before being bottled in a handmade bottle.
Proof: 76 (38% ABV)
Age: 15 years (this is the age of the wild agave)
Taste: B (Good)
Mix-ability: B+ (Good)
Buzz Factor: C (Average)
Price: $41.00 USD (750ml)
Overall: We give Sotol Hacienda De Chihuahua Plata a B (recommended). Beautiful packaging and hand crafted bottle. It’s surprisingly smooth and flavorful! Remember it’s not Tequila it’s Sotol.
Mix it up with – “Electric Margarita Sotol”
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Sotol Hacienda De Chihuahua Plata Silver, 1/2 ozBlue Curacao liqueur, 1/2 oz lime juice.
Directions: Moisten the rim of cocktail glass with a lime wedge, and dip in salt. Combine tequila, blue curacao, and rose’s lime juice in a shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well, and strain into the cocktail glass. Garnish with a lime wedge, and serve.