In the high desert slopes of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, the Perez family has operated Compania Elaboradora de Sotol for six generations.
Among the first examples of this historic Mexican spirit to reach the US market, their Sotol Por Siempre is distilled from the hearts of wild-harvested sotol (also known as the desert spoon, or cucharilla), a relative of the agave and a vital desert plant that has sustained the peoples of Southwestern North America for thousands of years. Unlike agave, sotol plants have multiple reproductive cycles, and if a root structure is left intact at harvest the plant can regrow over 8-15 years. One root system can yield multiple harvests before sugars are too low to produce quality alcohol and the plant must be allowed to go to seed.
Opens with bright citrus and white flowers quickly growing herbal and vegetal with an intense note of damp, freshly turned earth and whispers of wood smoke and black pepper. Palate: Black pepper spice, earth, mineral, wet stone, rich and chewy texture with a long, dry and mildly smoky finish. Enjoy Sotol Por Siempre neat, in classic drinks that call for agave spirits like the Margarita and El Diablo or in creative, contemporary cocktails.