Best in Class Sotol: Casa Lotos Sotol Blanco

by The Tasting Alliance Team  |  05.10.2024

In the heart of Chihuahua, Mexico lies Casa Lotos, home to the esteemed Casa Lotos Sotol Blanco which recently clinched the Best in Class Sotol Award at the prestigious 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This accolade is not just a recognition of excellence but a testament to the artistry, heritage, and sustainable practices that define Casa Lotos.

Sotol, often regarded as Chihuahua’s sacred plant, is the cornerstone of Casa Lotos’ craft. Derived from the Dasylirion plant, also known as the “desert spoon,” sotol embodies the spirit of the region. Unlike its more popular cousin, agave, sotol thrives in harsh conditions without the need for fertilizers or pesticides, resulting in a purer, more complex spirit.

Casa Lotos stands as a beacon of tradition and innovation, helmed by the Ruelas family, fourth-generation master distillers native to Aldama, Chihuahua. With roots tracing back to the era of Prohibition, the Ruelas family has been at the forefront of sotol production, blending time-honored techniques with sustainable technologies. Their commitment to eco-friendly practices, including solar-powered operations and minimal waste, underscores their reverence for the land and its resources.

What sets Casa Lotos Sotol Blanco apart is not just its heritage but its exceptional taste profile. With subtle notes of herbs and maple, intertwined with hints of pine, cucumber, and green peppercorns, each sip is an invitation to explore the depths of Chihuahua’s terroir. Whether savored neat or mixed into craft cocktails, Casa Lotos Sotol Blanco captivates the palate with its smooth, rich character—a testament to the expertise and dedication of the Ruelas family.

In a world where authenticity is rare, Casa Lotos Sotol Blanco shines as a beacon of purity—a testament to the enduring legacy of the Ruelas family and the untamed beauty of Chihuahua’s landscape. Join us in raising a glass to Casa Lotos, the winner of the Best in Class Sotol from the 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.