Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Plata
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Hacienda de Chihuahua Sotol Plata is an unaged Sotol and the purest expression of this fantastic spirit.
Hacienda de Chihuahua was granted its own appellation in 2004 and is the top of not just the Sotol market (of whom there are 5 producers) but also the Mexican Spirit market. Sotol is produced in a manner similar to the more common artisanal mezcals of central Mexico. Local Chihuahua Indians first discovered Sotol’s magic intoxicating properties over 800 years ago. The Spanish used European distillation techniques to help enhance the purification process. Sotol is now beginning to achieve international recognition like its cousins, Mezcal and Tequila. The Desert Spoon plant from which it is made takes 15 years to mature and creates only one bottle of Sotol per plant. Unlike the Agave, which flower only once in their lifetime, Sotols produce a flower stalk each year. Once the plant matures, it is harvested similar to Agave plants when making Mezcal or Tequila.
This fascinating spirit is triple distilled to achieve a high degree of purity. The still is a modified continuous still not dissimilar to those of the Armagnac region, giving a perfect balance between maximum flavour and the elegance for which Hacienda de Chihuahua is becoming famous.