Award winning Don Cuco Sotol
The Sotol- the drink of Chihuahua- from Don Cuco Sotol in Janos, Mexico is beginning to take the tequila sipping market by surprise. This fine spirit has won two major recent competitions. Don Cuco Reposada won grand champion honors this last year in San Diego and Albuquerque.
What is sotol?
Sotol is a fine spirit traditionally produced in the high plains of northern Chihuahua. It is the product of a spiny plant called Dasylirion wheeleri that grows along lower mountain slopes and is now beginning to be cultivated.
Sotol on NPR!
Don Cuco Sotol was recently featured on Morning Edition on NPR. The interview gives a good dose of the energy of Celso Jaquez and his family from Janos.