Los Magos, WhistlePig Partner on Barrel-Aged Sotol


May 22, 2023

Los Magos Barrel-Aged Sotol WhistlePig Edition #1

Sotol brand Los Magos announced a collaboration with WhistlePig, a top ultra premium rye whiskey brand, for its newest product: Los Magos Barrel-Aged Sotol WhistlePig Edition #1.

This limited edition sotol aged for more than 12 months in WhistlePig rye oak barrels features herbal and floral notes that are surrounded by the spice of rye with a touch of sweetness that still pays tribute to the integrity of sotol.

“The partnership with Los Magos was a great exchange that allowed both teams to explore new territory within our experimental trials, ultimately creating an incredibly unique and complex sipping experience across rye and sotol,” WhistlePig’s Chief Blender Meghan Ireland said in a news release.

This collaboration showcases the best of both brands by aging Los Magos’ 100% wild harvested sotol in WhistlePig’s oak barrels that had previously aged their 10 Year Rye Whiskey. After aging in the barrels for more than a year, the product resulted in a new profile of sotol that features both the spirit of the desert and the richness of rye whiskey.

“Sotol is not a spirit that is traditionally aged, so the process of aging Los Magos’ sotol in WhistlePig’s whiskey barrels is revolutionary to the industry,” exclaims Los Magos’ co-founder and Chihuahua native Juan Pablo Carvajal.

“We at Los Magos take great pride in partnering with a brand as influential and inspiring as WhistlePig,” said Los Magos’ CEO Ryan Stock. “The results of this collaboration truly surpassed our expectations. While aging tequila is nothing new, it is not a practice seen in the other spirits like sotol. We are discovering that because of the bold spirit profile paired with the aging conditions in the high desert, sotol actually ages much better than its agave counterparts that can often lose a lot of the original spirit profile when laid down in a barrel.”

Los Magos Barrel-Aged Sotol WhistlePig Edition #1 is now available at select retailers and establishments nationwide. For more information, visit LosMagosSotol.com.