Austin’s first urban whiskey distillery plans to make all types of whiskey — from bourbon to rye to single-malt to a moonshine-like spirit called new make. Named for the 50-foot column still stretching upward in the center of the distillery, Still Austin Whiskey plans to both bottle and serve the spirit onsite at a whiskey garden. It’s located in the same complex as the Austin Winery.
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Yes, it’s real this time: Deep Eddy Vodka is officially opening a second distillery south of Austin to accommodate the brand’s skyrocketing growth.
On the first really cold night in North Texas this winter, I had a warm feeling in my chest.
And it wasn’t just because I’d gotten one of the first-ever tastes of TX Bourbon, a velvety smooth Fort Worth whiskey that’s been nearly five years in the making.
Chris Lamb, formerly the head distiller, started learning a new skill last year when owner Daniel Barnes decided it was time for Treaty Oak to expand its boozy horizons. The distillery, now 10 years old, had moved onto 27 acres and had the room for trying something new. But Lamb didn’t expect he would dive full-force into the project so quickly.
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.
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.
Quarterly update from distilling state guilds across the nation!
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.
In need of a commercial space when Valhalla took off, he now operates from Yellow Rose Distilling, where each batch matures in two 58-gallon Hungarian oak barrels. The entire production is done at the distillery, from infusing the alcohol with the spices in his own soaking tanks to barreling, filtering and, ultimately, bottling.