Martin Greer Distillery is a small craft distillery located in the city of Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas. It is the first "Legal" distillery in Johnson County since 1870. Martin Greer Distillery produces the only pure locally source Honey Mash Moonshine in the state of Texas. It also produces pure cane sugar Rum, as well a locally Texas sourced pure yellow corn and sugar Texas Whiskey aged and colored using heavy charred American Oak chips. Martin Greer Distillery has been in operation for one year, it has two distributors and is currently available in fifty plus stores across Texas. The most recent product to come along and available by partnering with a local Texas artisan chocolatier is the only Honey Mash Moonshine infused Chocolate in Texas. Martin Greer Distillery is open to the public for tours and tastings from 12p to 3p every Saturday.
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If you're looking for a great drink somewhere in the Lone Star State, make sure to check out this list of distilleries that will be well worth the drive. Whether you're in the mood for a rum, whiskey or vodka, Texas has got you covered.
GRAINS OF TRUTH - AUSTIN’S FIRST WHISKEY DISTILLERY SINCE PROHIBITION CRAFTS SMALL-BATCH SPIRITS WITH A SENSE OF PLACE
TORTILLAS AREN’T NORMALLY WHAT COME TO MIND WHEN TASTING WHISKEY, but that didn’t stop Chris Seals, co-founder and CEO of Still Austin Whiskey Co., from trying a regional white corn in an experimental distillate.
Blue Corn Bourbon is released once a year (in October or November), with 200-300 cases sold entirely in Texas. “We are a small-batch, ingredient-driven distillery,” says ambassador Winston Edwards. “We feel blue corn has superior flavor to white or yellow. You’ll notice a totally unique dimension…with roasted, buttery character that blue corn provides, and buttered waffle, burnt marshmallow, sweet tea and a cinnamon hit on the finish.”
Think distilleries don’t exist in the Texas Hill Country where wine reigns? Think again. Hard spirit makers operate throughout the state and proliferate in the Hill Country. If you love sampling the finer vodkas, whiskeys, and more, you need to make these distilleries a part of your next Hill Country ramble.
To celebrate Independence Day and summer, American consumers’ drink options continue to abound. According to New York-based Nielsen’s consumer insight titled “A Flavorful Fourth of July,” broadly appealing flavor profiles are dominating the beverage alcohol market.
Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) and coolers, which already are worth more than $2.5 billion annually, have seen their annual dollar sales increase 4.9 percent for the 52 weeks ending April 22, the market research firm reports.
Master Distiller Donnis Todd was the first to sign the 10,000th bourbon barrel at Garrison Brothers Distillery on Saturday during the 10,000th Barrel Celebration held in conjunction with the annual Winner Winner Chicken Dinner event hosted by the distillery at Hye
Balcones Distilling moved into a brand-new modern whisky distillery in Waco, Texas in 2016, leaving behind its home in an old welding shop under the 17th Street Bridge a few blocks away. Head Distiller Jared Himstedt helped build the original distillery, and took us back for a tour of the largely hand-built distillery that helped Balcones make its name.
There are several things in the bill but by far, the biggest single item for craft distillers is the reduction in the Federal Excise Tax (FET) rate. The bill is asking for a reduction from $13.50 to $2.70 for the first 100,000 proof gallons of spirits. This would provide parity with craft brewers and small vintners, who have enjoyed a reduced FET based on their smaller size for many years.