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Original

Made by hand in Driftwood from wild-harvested West Texas sotol plants, Desert Door Original Texas Sotol is a premium spirit that tastes unquestionably of the land. The sweet citrusy and herbal flavor is reminiscent of a desert gin crossed with a smooth sipping tequila.

Tasting Notes

Herbaceous and vegetal with a smooth and sweet finish. It leads with grass and earth on the nose with a touch of natural vanilla. Toffee, mint, and spicee combine with citrus in a distinct way on the palate. It finishes with minerality and a welcome eucalyptus quality that will make you wonder why you haven’t met before and have you dreaming of your next encounter.

Additional Notes

Desert Door Original is as versatile as a vodka, but far more intriguing and complex. When it comes to craft cocktails, it can one-up the usual suspects from bourbon to gin to tequila. We find it most compelling in a Ranch Water, Desert Paloma, or River Rita. It’s organic and gluten-free too.

Gold medal - Denver International Spirits Competition 2020

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Oak-Aged

Made by hand in Driftwood from wild-harvested West Texas sotol plants, Desert Door Oak-Aged sotol is a premium sipping spirit that tastes unquestionably of the land. The spiced cinnamon and vanilla flavor is reminiscent of a smooth bourbon while retaining the unique flavors only Texas sotol can deliver.

Tasting Notes

More spiced than vegetal, the bouquet opens with a bang of vanilla and a touch of cedar and cinnamon. Next comes an infusion of dusty cherry, beeswax, allspice, and pine nuts. It finishes with a rich balance of oak, eucalyptus, a touch of caramel, and ineffable mystery.

Additional Notes

Desert Door Oak-Aged Texas Sotol is aged to taste for up to one year in New American white oak barrels with a medium char. We place it next to the finest aged spirits on the market. Elemental, beautiful, and natural, it transports imbibers to a uniquely Texas place and time. In fact, this Desert Door sotol has converted lifelong bourbon drinkers, tequila lovers, mescal fanatics, and many a wine snob after just one glass. We like it best neat, but it works wildly well for mixing too.

Gold medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2020

Conservation Series #1 | Back Burn Photo

Conservation Series #1 | Back Burn

Wild places define who we are as Texans. Regeneration is at the core of these places and at the heart of Desert Door's culture.

Back Burn is the first in a conservation series in partnership with land stewards and focuses on a time-tested process that embodies the Texas land - prescribed fire.

Tasting Notes

Up-front notes of mint and eucalyptus with an undertone of wet earth. Bright herbal and grassy notes of sage and pine dominate while honey, citrus, and a sweet smokiness leave the palate wanting more.

Additional Notes

Charred by fire, this sotol speaks to the terroir of the far West. Desert Door and 7 Oaks Ranch restored a large expanse of West Texas land to its natural state through a controlled burn. Making use of what was left behind after the embers dimmed, Desert Door harvested the sotol plants that had overtaken much of the land and distilled them into a powerful spirit that embodies the conservation effort. Taste the resurrection.

Each bottle purchase helps keep wild places wild by funding future conservation efforts.

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