Gerardo Ruelas Hernandez
La Higuera Leiophyllum distilled by Gerardo Ruelas Hernandez for La Higuera Sotol in Aldama, Chihuahua. Bottled at a respectable 47.3% this is produced from handground Leio. Let's see how it is.
Asparagus honey green onion pepper cream. Weird, grassy, floral and vegetal. Paired with that nice creamy sweetness, almost like chream cheese frosting, this is a real interesting nose.
Thin mouth feel but some nice complexity here. Grassy, lots of green onion and scallion. Fresh bell pepper and more cream cheese frosting. Meaty in a fun way, sort of like summer sausage, which is a bizzare complement to the veggies and sweetness.
Minty, sweet and vegetal on the exit. Lots of grassy character.
Wild and fun and delightfully complex for a Sotol. I'll have to try more expressions from Higuera.