Chihuahua, Artisinal Sotol, La Magia de Mi Tierra
Sotol is the distillate of the Sotol agave variety that is to Chihuahua sort of what Tequila is to Jalisco, only of course Tequila has an international following and Sotol is hardly known. In the City of Chihuahua, factory made Sotol is easy enough to find but the artisinal Sotol is hard to find. The artisinal Sotol tends to be more flavorful that the factory made Sotol, though not necessarily better, it depends on who makes it. I mentioned in a previous post that La Magia de Mi Tierra sells Sotol that comes from a very small distiller on the Durango side of the border between Chihuahua and Durango. I tried the yellow and the clear versions and bought a bottle of the yellow. The yellow spends a little time in wood, hence the color and sugar from the wood, one hopes its wood, but it is very nice. La Magia de Mi Tierra is located at Ortiz Mena 2033, Fraccionamiento Vermont, near the Fiesta Inn. Also bought some vanilla beans. Good place for espresso, coffee beans, chile pastes, and spicy jam.