Xoloti coffee liqueur is blended with twenty year old rum to add richness. The coffee flavor is what jumps out most, but it's not ever bitter or intense like actual coffee (unlike other coffee labels like Firelit). The sweetness is very mild, however, and the spirit itself is quite lean. It's delicous to sip and should mix very well into something like a White Russian in place of Kahlua.
(39°) Local shade-grown arabica coffee beans and 20 year old rum are combined to create this distinctive liqueur. Deep robust notes of dusty, rich espresso with whiffs of anise integrate with richly textured flavors of tiramisu, mocha and vanilla.
Xolotl is actually a range of liqueurs produced by second generation master distiller Jose Villanueva Barragan (they have a tasty amaretto as well). Jose is highly regarded by his peers and is among a select few who work with the Mexican government to develop standard liquor protocols. These bold and nuanced spirits are matured in neutral French, Spanish, Sherry, and American oak casks, many of which are 40 to 60 years old. Xolotl Liqueurs pay homage to the memory of Alfonso Caso, an intrepid archeologist whose contributions to pre-Columbian studies include the discovery of rare artifacts at Monte Alban, an important archaeological site in Oaxaca.