Desert Door Texas Sotol
As mezcal continues to rise in popularity, sotol too is experiencing an uptick in the American spirits market. Unlike mezcal and tequila, which are derived from agave, the Mexican spirit is made from a wild plant called Desert Spoon, native to northern Mexico and the southwestern US. After cooking and fermenting the heart of the plant when it flowers, sotol sports a flavor with hints of smoke and pine. It’s been a staple in Durango for centuries, but Desert Door Texas Sotol is helping shine the spotlight in the US, where the distillery is currently the only place in the country to harvest and distill sotol on a regular basis. Folks can try the sotol for themselves at the distillery’s chic bar, which displays sotol’s versatility in classic cocktails like palomas, mules and margaritas.