The Schtick: This is a Sotol produced by Gerardo Ruelas using Dasylilrion Leiophyllum with rattlesnake added to distillation. If Sotol wasn’t already interesting enough, this was a compelling combination that I had to try. Let’s dive in.
Distiller: Gerardo Ruelas Hernandez
Bottler: Flor del Desierto Sotol
ABV: 48% ABV
Nose: Earthy, floral. Honey, bread, perfumey. Really effervescent and interesting. Strange, to say the least.
Taste: Sweet. Brown sugar, vinegar. Beets, molasses, light ammonia. Dirty, earthy.
Finish: Medium in length, but a bit hot and a good deal of earth. Molasses, pepper, light brine and clay. Interesting.
Overall: Super unique. I kind of waffle between loving it and not loving it, but I like this more than the desert. Crazy unique.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect