About this sotol
Desert Door Texas Sotol Oak-Aged is produced using sotol plants harvested in the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas. Dasylirion Texanum, or green desert spoon, has thinner leaves than Dasylirion Wheeleri. The plants are transported to the Desert Door distillery in Driftwood, Texas and cooked in a large custom steamer (similar to a pressure cooker). Next, the plants are machine-shredded and then fermented in stainless steel tanks for 5 days using an organic, proprietary yeast. The resulting mash is distilled in their custom-build still. The spirit is aged in new American charred white oak barrels for 24 weeks. It has notes of caramel vanilla, mint, a subtle hint of smoke with a sweet earthy finish.
Desert Door Texas Sotol
Desert Door Texas Sotol was founded by three US military veterans who met at the University of Texas Austin while pursuing MBAs. The idea for the company began in a class called "New Venture Creation". A few years later Desert Door had produced it's first batch of unaged sotol in their distillery in Driftwood, Texas using sotol plants harvested in the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas.