Casa Lotos is a new-to-market, 100% pure sotol made from the native Dasylirion plant of Chihuahua, Mexico. The brand announces its initial entry into the wider U.S. market with a Sotol Blanco offering.
This is initially available throughout New York and Florida, as well as online via the company’s website: casalotos.com.
This new expression is made from the head of the Dasylirion plant, hand-harvested in the wild then cooked in a brick oven, the company says. The plant is fermented in native pine and double-distilled in copper stills. The entire distillation process is powered by solar energy. The hallmarks of the Blanco include a tang of green herbs, with hints of pine, cucumber and green peppercorns on the nose, the company reports.
“Casa Lotos is a unique spirit whose crisp, bright flavor is the result of fourth-generation sotoleros working in harmony with the natural landscape,” says Wendy Eisenberg, cofounder. “Mixologists, chefs and consumers are combining Casa Lotos into creative cocktails, like Chef Julian Medina’s Lotos y Limon, made with lemon and honey, or the Don Pepino, which mixes Casa Lotos with cucumber, lime and jalapeno. Its versatility means it can also be used as a fresh take on classic favorites like martinis and margaritas, or enjoyed on its own.”
Casa Lotos’ Sotol Blanco has a suggested retail price of $49.95 per 750-ml. bottle.