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Like Tequila, Sotol is protected by a controlled appellation. It is produced solely in the states of Chihuahua, Durango and Coahuila in North Mexico, where wild sotol plants reach full ripeness only after spending some 15 years in the desert. Produced in the Vinomex distillery, in the heart of the state of Chihuahua, the Sotols de Hacienda de Chihuahua are fermented using champagne yeast before being matured in French oak casks. In fact the master distiller, José Daumas, was even trained in Montpellier and draws on his experience working for well-known cognac and champagne houses in France to oversee the process.