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Sotol: The New White Lightning
Three military vets find purpose, identity, and craft in Desert Door distillery
"...From the outside, the Desert Door sotol distillery and tasting room out in Driftwood looks like..."

Dec. 1, 2017 Food Feature by Melanie Haupt

Booze News & Reviews
Seven Things to Know In the World of Spirits
"...1. DESERT DOOR TEXAS SOTOL You know what sotol is, even if all you..."

April 15, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Dive Deeper Into the World of Mezcal in Austin
It's agave all day at these local bars
" Jalisco from a variety of different agaves) and sotol (a Northern Mexican distillate made from the desert spoon..."

March 1, 2019 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Bee Cave Wines, Bee Cave Dines, Bee Cave Now Shows All the Signs of … Becoming a Worthy Destination Unto Itself?
The Sonesta's great for exploring this nearby escape-from-the-city
"...Rowan: Yes, Desert Door Texas Sotol. And Hamilton Pool Farms...."

Dec. 29, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Posh Options for Your Favorite Liquor Cabinet
You do, after all, deserve the best
"...couple months ago that we learned just how much sotol isn’t like tequila. We already knew that it was..."

Nov. 24, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Drinking Local: A Cocktail’s Footprint
Where in the world are these cocktail ingredients from?
"...Grenz, beverage manager at the Fairmont Austin. The savory sotol, the base spirit in the drink, is accentuated by..."

July 13, 2018 Food Feature by R.T. Frank

Palomas Are a Summertime Trifecta: Tequila, Grapefruit, Soda
Local spots step up their game with these classic cocktails
"...sweet syrup traditionally used in Caribbean drinks. Desert Door Sotol..."

June 26, 2018 Food Post by Emily Beyda

Half-Price Pizza, SXSE Laotian Party, Boozy Miracle on Fifth Street, the Embiggening of Micklethwait's, Hex Kitchen Sorcery, and More
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...… and Desert Door, those Hill Country purveyors of sotol (you know: like tequila’s more mysterious and sexy cousin),..."

Nov. 10, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Crab Rangoon Pizza, Justine's Justin Returns, Lutie's at the Commodore Perry Estate, Rosen's Goes Brick-and-Mortar, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...Have you heard about Desert Door Sotol’s Explorer series? That’s the Hill Country distillery’s monthly, unique..."

April 7, 2021 Food Post

Koko's Bavarian Spreads the Germans, Tèo Gelato Gets Boozy, Curry Pizza House Opens Soon, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...a Ranch Water, we reckon, would be to substitute sotol for the tequila. We mention that in a clumsy..."

Dec. 1, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Free Ice Cream from Lick, Fitzhugh Parties Hearty, Bird Bird Biscuit Spawns Anew, SXSE Does That Too, Don’t Forget Woo Woo, and What the Hell Is a Shaketini?
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...this weekend’s WILD Meal Series launch at Desert Door Sotol, with the worldclass food and Hill Country hospitality under..."

Oct. 13, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Booze News & Views
Just a wee dram of What's Happening as March marches in …
"...with tequila.) Actually, IZO makes several fine tequilas. And sotol? Now you know...."

March 1, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Desert Door Distillery Rolls Out Large Hand Sanitizer Production
Local sotol makers offer the critical commodity free of cost
"...The founders of Desert Door sotol distillery in Dripping Springs have sprung into action in..."

March 20, 2020 Food Post by Melanie Haupt

Some of the Best Texas Hill Country Swimming Holes, Restaurants, Breweries, and More
Take a dip, then fill your piehole
"...enticing destinations too, like Desert Door Distillery. The first sotol distillery to open in the country, Desert Door harvests..."

July 26, 2019 Food Feature by Jessika Roth

Everything You Might Have Missed at Hot Luck Food & Music Festival 2019
"...Desert Door Texas Sotol served during Hot Luck’s Al Fuego at Wild Onion..."

May 28, 2019 Photo Gallery

World Cup Cocktails
A drink for each of the 32 teams in the tournament
"...or Pacifico, or something stronger like tequila, mezcal, or sotol, raise a drink in support of our Southern neighbors..."

June 8, 2018 Food Post by R.T. Frank

Hot Takes
What to drink with the fieriest salsas at the AC Hot Sauce Festival
"...goes well with just about any tequila, mezcal, or sotol. In my personal opinion, a lot of agave spirits..."

Aug. 19, 2016 Food Feature by Brandon Watson

Official Drink of Austin Contest Names Team Qui the Winners
Holy crap, does my head hurt
"...and egg white. My husband's chip went to the Sotol from Qui, a delicious blend of Genius Navy Strength..."

Feb. 24, 2014 Food Post by Claudia Alarcón

400 Rabbits
An impressive array of agave spirits highlight this stand-alone bar at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter Lane
"...flavors of the different agave spirits: tequila, mezcal, and sotol. Whether you want to taste the nuances between Highland..."

July 6, 2012 Food Review by Claudia Alarcón

Desert Door Goes Wild, Les Dames Get Board, Dry Creek’s End Is Nigh, and What’s All This About a Pickled Severed Human Toe?
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...possibly match all that excitement? Perhaps this: Desert Door Sotol is hosting its first Wild event series of three..."

Sept. 29, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Musical Fajitas, Mama Fried Papas, Les Dames Are Recruiting, El Alma Turns 10, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering …
"...Sunday … and, meanwhile, out in Driftwood, Desert Door Sotol is getting their Tiki on …..."

June 23, 2021 Food Post

Siete's New Mercado, Desert Door's Twisted Cocktails, Indie Brewing's Song Contest, ZaZa's Springtime Pizzazz, and More
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...Know ye, citizens, that Desert Door Sotol – that local company whose bottles are filled with..."

March 16, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

The 2020-2021 Austin Music Awards Presentations
Sponsored by Cap Metro and The Austin Chronicle
"...Bastards Songwriter of the Year (presented by Desert Door Sotol): David Ramirez Video of the Year (presented by Real..."

March 4, 2021 Events Post by James Renovitch

Photos From the 2020-21 Austin Music Awards on Wheels
"...David Ramirez inspects the sponsored swag from Desert Door Sotol..."

March 3, 2021 Photo Gallery

The Austin Staycationer: The LINE Hotel
Your close-to-home guide to getting away
"...recommend the Wild Side, a refreshing herbal blend of sotol, basil syrup, cucumber, and basil seeds shaken and served..."

Jan. 29, 2021 Food Feature by Veronica Meewes

Democracy is Saved, Salt & Time Patties Up, Chicken Salad Rules, and Here Comes Another Broken Egg
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
" four wideflung locations around town. And Desert Door Sotol, purveyor of distilled native spirits (in much-loved packaging), celebrates..."

Nov. 11, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Top 20 Austin Breweries of 2020
It's time for our annual Central Texas Brewery Power Rankings
"...Rosanna. This year, Vista made the first ever Texas sotol barrel-aged beer, Desert Skies, as part of a collaboration..."

Nov. 11, 2020 Food Post by Eric Puga

Oysters and Milkshakes and Music and Smoke and – Dip! Dip! Dip!
All the news that’s fit to get your taste buds quivering
" truck is still onsite at the Desert Door sotol distillery out in Driftwood, serving up the locavore brilliance..."

Sept. 9, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Graphic Designers Tout the Tastiest Beverage Packaging in Town
Local beverage packaging designs quench our thirst for tasty graphics
"...good beer, too." Other favorites are Driftwood-born Desert Door Sotol – "The bottles are lovely, a deep beautiful blue"..."

July 24, 2020 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

La Holly x Key Bar = West Sixth Agave Heaven
Bright new pop-up brings patio joy to this plague-time summer
"...enhanced by the joint’s impressive panoply of tequila, mezcal, sotol, raicilla, and bacanora...."

May 23, 2020 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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