Clande is a Brand that celebrates the art and tradition of craft spirits. Clandestine distilleries used to be found in Northern Mexico and were known as “Vinatas.” These facilities were used to produced Sotol and Lechuguilla both Mexican distilled spirits from the Dasylirion and Agave plant respectively. Vinatas were prohibited in the early 1900’s and “Maestros Sotoleros” were persecuted and sometimes incarcerated.
Our line encompasses sotol from different regions and purports to reect the impact of terroir on this beautiful spirit. Our collective project seeks to support small local producers and improve their standards of living, as well as assuring the future of the dasylirion plant. Another of our priorities is to rebuild the story of the sotol category.