A consummate artist, Whitton is a Musician, Foodie, Spirits Aficionado and Co-founder of El Sativo tequila; The 2020 tequila of the year, which debuts this summer. Growing up in a musical family of 6 kids ensured her talents were nurtured. She toured nationally as a singer songwriter at an early age, building relationships and a thriving fan base through social media, film/TV and commercial featured song placements. Whitton took time off from touring to care for her grandfather during which she developed a talent for creating healthy meals. This inspired her to study and cultivate both non-GMO organic soil and aeroponic tower gardens. Whitton became engulfed in creating recipesfrom scratch that centered around healthy “whole food” eating and food pairing. She also has appreciation for quality wine and spirits which eventually led to co-founding the downtown, LA’s First Walk Up Bar, PRANK, home of the first terpene cocktails. She realized her gift for pairing foods with beverages which started her love affair with Tequila.
In a one of a kind salute to National Tequila Day, the artist known as Whitton and the gang at El Sativo have created a shout out, and joyous “Salud” to tequila lovers everywhere with a swaying ode to the remarkable tequila they’re debuting and a cheer to the celebratory spirit of enjoying and sharing. When asked about the single and more, this is what WHITTON had to say.
What inspired you to put out “El Sativo”?
Sipping on El Sativo Tequila with my co-writers, Lauren DeRose, David Villafaña, and MC Flow. It’s our inspirational giggly juice, a good time and a sweet rhyme.
I also grew up in a musical and health conscience family of 8. My older siblings lead the way to Los Angeles to pursue our love for music and entertainment. It was tough trying to juggle a busy music career and survive in a big city, so most of us became bartenders. Bartending had the flexibility for touring, and I knew when I returned home, I’d still have a job. It also opened up the door to my other passion, tequila. I love making people happy through music and tequila; there’s no better way to celebrate both than on National Tequila Day!
As Co-founder of El Sativo tequila, describe it for people who haven’t tasted it yet?
An uplifting journey through a waterfall of stone fruits. It’s an experience. It’s romantic. It paints a scene of adventure and excitement with new and old friends, ‘tequila, con mis amigos!” The lyrics in El Sativo sum it up best, “orange flower fills the air, white pepper tickles the lips, citrus twists through your hips, finished with a kiss, let’s celebrate!”
An innovative single estate masterpiece and voted 2020 tequila of the year (San Francisco Spirits Competition). It’s USDA Organic, Non-GMO, Kosher, and it has a “one of a kind” distillation that maintains the terpenes known for mood lifting and energy boosting benefits. Every bottle sold gives back to Ocean Conservancy, truly a better tequila for a better world.