US distilleries such as Waterloo Antique Gin in Austin Texas have been ageing their gins in old whiskey barrels, which lends it a smokey quality with hints of winter spices – cinnamon and nutmeg, for instance – that wouldn’t seem out of place in a recipe for mulled wine.
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Garrison Brothers Cowboy Bourbon made in Hye, Texas was named US Micro Whiskey of the Year for the second consecutive year in Jim Murray's 2016 Whisky Bible.
“Our real goal is to bring people to downtown Beeville,” attorney Kenneth Bethune told the City Council Tuesday evening. In fact, he hopes people will be pouring into this community to sample his “artisan” distilled spirits.
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if drinking your favorite alcoholic beverage in the peace of the countryside surrounding Austin sounds ideal, you have a couple of new options.
A distillery in Blanco and a brewery in Liberty Hill have opened as destination tasting rooms, one west of the city, the other north. Andalusia Whiskey Co. and San Gabriel River Brewery are both about an hour’s drive from Austin’s core, but they’re banking on the success of brands like Real Ale Brewing, Live Oak Brewing and Treaty Oak Distilling to draw the crowds. Each of those companies and others have built picturesque places we want to visit.