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.
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Balcones is "Texas Distillery of the Year" & More at the 2014 New York International Spirits Competition
Waco, TX - For the second time in two years, Balcones Distilling was named "Texas Distillery of the Year" by a panel of respected judges at the 2014 New York International Spirits Competition. Texas' famed distillery also earned three medals for its products. Brimstone, a powerful, smoky corn whisky, was awarded Silver. The distillery's newest release, a single malt whisky aged in French oak and dubbed FR.OAK, took home a bronze medal, as did the original '1' Texas Single Malt, Balcones' most highly-awarded whisky.
Our favorite of the Texas-based spirits are the whiskeys, with so many excellent brands to choose from. See them all in Part Four of our ongoing series, Build Your Texas Bar.
Texas is squarely where it’s at for a generous smattering of badass craft distilleries, and not just Tito’s awesome vodka from Austin. Small batch craft distilleries like Balcones, Garrison Brothers, IronRoot Republic, and my new favorite, Treaty Oak Distilling, that produces rum, vodka, gin, bourbon and tequila are producing some of the best spirits in the USA. It’s no Tall Texas Tale.
DENISON, TX - Denison's first distillery is set to open their doors to the public in November. Ironroot Republic has announced their Grand Opening Celebration of their new distillery will take place on Saturday, November 15th from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Ironroot Republic is located at 3111 Loy Lake Road, Denison, Texas 75020, and this event will be open to the public. Come on out and enjoy live music, food, and fine handcrafted Texas spirits!
From Wood County to Rusk and Harrison counties, East Texans will cast their vote this November in five of 61 alcohol elections statewide. The ballot initiatives, which vary on the types of beverages that could be sold, follow a wave of similar measures across the state and region. Proponents have said they have not seen organized opposition.
We arrived in Waco, TX on a hot day in late May, with my buddy Derek in tow. When I found out I would be traveling to Texas on business, I knew a trip to Balcones Distilling was in my future. Balcones has been on my list of must-visit distilleries ever since I tried their Texas Single Malt last year and, luckily, Balcones was gracious enough to host us for an in-depth tour and tasting
Hye, Texas — Garrison Brothers, a craft bourbon made in the Texas hill country, now will be distributed in Kentucky, according to a news release. It will retail for a suggested price of about $88.
SAN ANTONIO — In its fourth year of making craft beer and whiskey, Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling already is a seasoned veteran among San Antonio's craft beverage market. Coming off wins at the Whiskies of the World expo in Austin last week, co-founder Mark McDavid talks about the future of the emerging craft distilling industry and the direction of Ranger Creek.
New to Comfort is Hill Country Distillers, whose Texas Moonshine products include a prickly pear cactus moonshine, a jalapeño pepper brandy, and seasonal brandies made from Poteet strawberries, Medina apples, and Fredericksburg peaches. Drop by the tasting room on Front Street for a Moonshine Mule cocktail: cactus moonshine, ginger beer, simple syrup, and mint, served in a copper mug.