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Original

Desert Door Texas Sotol is hand-crafted in Driftwood, Texas. ‘Sotol’ is both the name of our spirit and the desert plant we make it from. We wild-harvest all our sotol; we don’t farm or cultivate the plant, so as to conserve precious resources like land and water.

Tasting Notes

On the nose our Desert Door Original is a lot like a premium tequila, with bright notes of vanilla and green grass - but that’s where the similarities end. Tasting reveals flavors like toffee, mint, and orange zest. The finish is custard-smooth - smoother than any tequila - with subtle hints of sage.

Additional Notes

Our 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.


Gold Medal Winner - Denver International Spirits Competition 2020

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Oak-Aged

Desert Door Texas Sotol is hand-crafted in Driftwood, Texas. ‘Sotol’ is both the name of our spirit and the desert plant we make it from. We wild-harvest all our sotol; we don’t farm or cultivate the plant, so as to conserve precious resources like land and water.

Tasting Notes

Our Desert Door Oak-Aged Sotol is finished in virgin White Oak barrels and aged to taste for roughly a year. On the nose it’s akin to a young whiskey, with pleasing notes of vanilla, cedar and caramel. Sipping reveals more vanilla, along with dried cherries and oak. The finish brings back caramel and a creamy smoothness like vanilla custard, with just a hint of Eucalyptus.

Additional Notes

We recommend you enjoy our Oak-Aged neat or over an ice cube, though it does make a great sotol-based Old Fashioned.

Gold medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020

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Conservation Series

The Desert Door Conservation Series was created to bring attention to those individuals and organizations who have taken remarkable action in forwarding conservationism. This bottle, dubbed Pollinator, is the third in our Conservation Series.

For this year’s project, we collaborated with the Xerces Society, the largest invertebrate conservation organization in the world and home to the largest pollinator conservation team of any nonprofit.

Our latest Conservation release highlights one of the overlooked heroes of the earth’s ecosystem — the humble bee. Recently, we’ve seen an alarming decline in Texas’s bee population. The good news is there’s something simple each of us can do to help: plant more native plants. Native plants provide the pollen and nectar that are the primary food source for bees. The mesquite, persimmon, and honeysuckle featured in this special release are all native to Texas and pollinated by a native bee species.

Tasting Notes

Pollinator features a nose blossoming with floral notes and vanilla, honeysuckle and clover. On the lips, you’ll get sensations of buttery vanilla custard, mesquite Bean and rosemary. The finish reveals persimmon, hibiscus and sage.

Additional Notes

Note: Every bottle sale helps fund the ongoing work of Wild Spirit Wild Places.

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