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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“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.
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.
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.
Named after a 500 year old oak tree in Austin, Texas, Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling Co. is definitely a fun way to spend your weekend... or in our case, a spirited way to start our morning! Nate Powell is giving us an education on libations.
When you find yourself lifting the dented cross of an old communion tray to reveal dozens of bourbon shots -- and it's only 9:15 in the morning -- it's likely a different day at the office. As the dedicated few trickle in, distillery founder Dan Garrison raises a toast: "To the great state of Texas!"
Vodka manufacturers often try to achieve an ever-loftier bottle creation that conveys the finesse of their product. But BJ Hooker’s, a Houston-based vodka distillery with roots reaching back to Prohibition, took a different approach with a strong bottle design that features 1950’s bar advertising applied with a ceramic labeling process.
"You make what you grow," says Kelly Railean, the owner of Railean Distillers in San Leon, Texas, along the Gulf Coast. Rum has a long history in the region, and tiki bars abound. She opened her own rum distillery in 2007, and though many of her craft rums rely on molasses, she, too, makes a cane juice rum, which she calls Grand Cuvee Sugarcane Juice Rum and sells at her distillery only. "I wanted to call mine an agricole," she remarks, "because it truly is, but the U.S. agency that regulates liquor refused."