Sotol Flor del Desierto Sierra (olive label) 48%

Nose: Anchovies on toast. A powerful moistness… dark orchard soil & wet clay, wet leaves. Camphor, salt scrub and a pumice stone. A very strange odor, like Mexican fast food and a greek restaurant had a baby – a turducken. Yellow and green bell pepper. Key lime zest. Pomegranate.

Palate: Full on camphor. Lemongrass and lime zest. The mouthfeel of chalk / antacids.

Rating: 5 / 10 – I like the mild earthiness, and the herbalism (or is it herbality, or herbaliciousness?) of the palate but not something I would ever reach for.

We’re pretty darn new to Sotol, so the ratings are based upon pure enjoyment and aren’t really a fair measurement of this spirit within the genre.