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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 for a flavor profile of a year’s time. 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 Spoke Hollow, is the second in our Conservation Series. It was created to recognize both Josh Crumpton and his 1,000 acre ranch in Wimberley, Texas - Spoke Hollow. Not only is the ranch breathtakingly beautiful, it is a model of conservation practices.

As with many ranches, Spoke Hollow is covered with Ashe Juniper (or mountain cedar, as it is more commonly called). We spent a day helping Josh clear cedar off of the property — an important action that helps maintain and protect the aquifers that feed groundwater to the ranch. Like the ranch, this limited edition bottle is also rare and beautiful, and features our Texas sotol infused with natural botanicals inspired by our day at Spoke Hollow.

Tasting Notes

Spoke Hollow features a nose ripe with sweet orange, coriander and floral notes of hibiscus. On the lips, you’ll get notes of grapefruit, lime, as well as grassy, herbaceous flavors (that’s the sotol). The finish reveals juniper, minerality and juicy citrus.

Additional Notes

Note: Every sale of Spoke Hollow helps fund the ongoing work of Wild Spirit Wild Places, Desert Door’s non-profit organization. WSWP’s mission is to preserve Texas’ wild ranch and rangelands. Learn more at WildSpiritWildPlaces.org.

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