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Sotol Coyote Durango Tasting Notes


  • Location: Cuencamé, Durango
  • Sotol: Dasylirion Cedrosanum
  • Maestro Sotolero: Gerardo Ruelas Hernandez
  • ABV: 43%
  • Tasting keywords: Carob, spearmint
  • NOM: NA
  • Buy it today


Clean with the slightest hints of mint and lemon zest. The scent of this Sotol doesn’t prepare you in the least for the flavor.


There are a bewildering variety of flavors here ranging from carob to roses to a touch of hierba santa. It’s an amazing synthesis.

Method / Background Notes

If you needed further proof that distilling traditions are being created in northern Mexico this is another example in a long series. It’s roasted in an autoclave, crushed with stone, then fermented in stainless steel lined wood tubs before being double distilled in a stainless steel still. This is also an example of the amazing pricing in the Sotol space, at $50 a bottle it’s a steal.

Max co-founded Mezcalistas with Susan way back in 2012. Before that he was a journalist at Salon.com and The San Francisco Chronicle.

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