On Thursday, February 26, Austin's most talented mixologists sloshed, sipped and stirred in a fight to be crowned the Official Drink of Austin 2015.
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Thank you to everyone who participated and attended the 2015 Inaugural Texas Distilled Spirits Association's Texas on the Rocks! The event was a huge success, with distillers from all across the State of Texas, and the U.S., sharing their great spirits with attendees. Thank you again to Dan Garrison of Garrison Brothers Distillery , and his team Signal Event Group, for all of their hard work and dedication to making this event happen!
It’s Valentine’s Day y’all! Get your boots on! And come get your drink on!
Thanks to legendary Texas vodka maker Tito Beveridge, and the many who have followed in his bootprints, Texas has become a leader in the craft spirits industry, producing the highest quality, best tasting spirits in the world. In 2012, these craft spirits producers joined together to form the Texas Distilled Spirits Association. Texas on the Rocks is the Texas Distilled Spirits Association’s largest and most entertaining tasting and sampling event. More than 1,500 craft distillers and spirits consumers from all over the world will come together at the Austin Music Hall in Austin, Texas on February 14th to help kick off the American Craft Spirits Association Annual Conference. Craft distillers, industry suppliers and craft spirits consumers will attend this event to share their spirits and taste those from others. Not only will the night be filled with outstanding libations, mouth-watering food, and amazing company, but the entertainment will be sensational as well.
According to Technomic’s Trends & Directions, alcoholic beverages will see a new flavor trend this year. Swiss flavorings and fragrances maker Firmenich is out with its annual Flavor of the Year proclamation, and the company’s top taste for 2015 is honey. Within the alcohol beverage world, pure honey has been a sweet addition to specialty drinks and to flavored spirits in recent years, but you could be forgiven for thinking that honey’s crowning as FotY seems a year or two overdue.
The Texas Distilled Spirits Association and Garrison Brothers Distillery are pleased to announce that Texas on the Rocks -- the largest distilled spirits tasting event ever -- will be held in Austin at the Austin Music Hall on Valentine’s Day (February 14) 2015. The Texas on the Rocks grand tasting room is OPEN from 7:30 to 10:30. There will be a special VIP-only Cocktail Throwdown before the tasting from 6 to 7:30 and a VIP Tito’s Taco Breakfast afterward from 10:30 to midnight.