Desert Door Original Texas Sotol

‘Sotol’ is both the name of our unique spirit and the plant we make it from. The sotol plant is not an agave but a distinct and separate species. Which means Desert Door is not in fact a tequila. So, If we’re not a tequila what are we? Imagine if tequila had a smoother, more flavorful cousin - that’s Desert Door.

$ 44.99 USD
$ 44.99 USD
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Desert Door Original Texas Sotol

‘Sotol’ is both the name of our unique spirit and the plant we make it from. The sotol plant is not an agave but a distinct and separate species. Which means Desert Door is not in fact a tequila. So, If we’re not a tequila what are we? Imagine if tequila had a smoother, more flavorful cousin - that’s Desert Door.

Origin Story

Desert Door was born in the West Texas desert, where our founders first encountered the Sotol plant. Sotol was used by indigenous residents for everything from tools, clothing and food to fermented drink. During Prohibition, enterprising Texans moonshined sotol.

Wild Harvested

We wild-harvest all our sotol; we don’t farm or cultivate any of our plant stock. Wild-harvesting helps conserve valuable resources such as land and water and is a more sustainable practice than monocropping.

Tasting Notes

While it’s not an agave spirit, our Desert Door Original is a lot like a premium tequila on the nose, with bright notes of vanilla and green grass. Here the similarities end - tasting reveals flavors like toffee, mint, and orange zest. The finish is custard-smooth - smoother than tequila - with subtle hints of sage.

How to enjoy Desert Door

Desert Door Original is great for mixing in cocktails and can be substituted for clear spirits in most recipes. It can also be enjoyed neat or over an ice cube.