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Local Distilleries in Texas

Discover local Distilleries in Texas. Smaller distilleries around the state still produce spirits the traditional way without all of the pressures of meeting high quotas of mass-produced spirits. In fact, some of the local distilleries around the state have won awards from all over the world for their excellent spirits. So if you’re browsing around for some liquid courage, try something from your local distillery, you never know it might just be the perfect blend you’re looking for.

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8th Wonder Distillery

Houston, Texas

What does the 8th Wonder Brewery do when it reaches icon status for its craft beers? It moves on to distilling spirits, of course! Brewing craft beers in a dome-like warehouse, the founders of 8th Wonder Brewery jokingly named their company after the old moniker of the Houston Astrodome. In 1965, Houston Astrodome was the […]

Acre Distilling

Fort Worth, Texas

Acre Distilling takes its name from the distillery’s location, the infamous Hell’s Half Acre. Once Fort Worth’s “den of sin and vice” and the site where renegades like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid roamed, the area is now home to Acre Distilling since 2015. The founders of Acre Distilling were once with a brewing […]

AFT Distillery

Luling, Texas

Edelbrand or “noble brandy” is a premium European fruit brandy created by following strict standards. Master distiller Alexandra Cantwell and husband KC are the founders of AFT Distillery, the only edelbrand producer in Texas. The usual fruit brandies produced today use fermented fruit juice. Edelbrands, meanwhile, require using only whole fruit without the additional sugars, […]

Alamo Distilling Co.

San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo Distilling Co. based in the heart of downtown San Antonio is on a roll. Co-founders Daniel Taylor and Nick Burns once dreamed of escaping their dreary jobs on New Year’s Eve 2014. Eventually quitting their jobs and taking a leap of faith, they set up shop in a 1,100 square foot facility near […]

Andalusia Whiskey Co.

Blanco, Texas

The Andalusia Whiskey Co. is a distillery on a working ranch in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Andalusia Whiskey Co. is a single malt whiskey distillery only sells their Andalusia White, Revenant Oak, Stryker, Andalusia Triple-Distilled whiskeys at their tasting room or at Texas retailers. The distillery was established by Tommy Erwin and […]

Artisan on Alamo Distillery

San Antonio, Texas

Artisan on Alamo Distillery got its start in 2012 with Spike Vodka, the only vodka made from prickly pear cactus. The distillery then followed up its initial offering with the introduction of Texas Pride Vodka, “an award-winning corn-based vodka”, and Chupacabra Juice Moonshine, “an ultra-smooth corn mash moonshine. Soon, in 206, founder and master distiller […]

Austonian Spirits

Austin, Texas

Lawrence Sasso, founder of Austonian Spirits, took advantage of his engineer’s background and found a way to create excellent Texas whiskey without using traditional oak barrels. He guards his secret process closely, and it makes Austonian Spirits the first company to bottle a sustainably matured whiskey. His process uses significantly less wood, and “reinvent(s) conventional […]

Avonak Distillery

Houston, Texas

Avonak Distillery is Texas’ first certified organic distillery in Texas. The distillery takes its name from a small town north of Houston, where it is based. Founded in 2016 by Kyle Wray, his wife, and a diverse group of Houstonians, the distillery introduced its first products to the market in mid-2018. Avonak Distillery’s first products […]

Azar Distilling

San Antonio, Texas

Husband and wife Trey and Kimberly Azar founded Azar Distilling. Azar Distilling started with Cinco Vodka in 2009 but the couple took a circuitous route to establishing the distillery. Trey Azar was in the oil and gas business when he decided to go back to his roots in liquor. His grandparents were the first Coors […]

Balcones Distilling

Waco, Texas

Established in 2008, Balcones Distilling is only the second Texas distillery to get its distiller’s permit but it beat out the competition when it released Baby Blue corn whisky to the market in 2009. Dubbed “the original Texas whisky”, Baby Blue’s market debut achieved historic firsts. It marked “the first time Texans could buy a […]

Banner Distilling Company

Manor, Texas

Banner Distilling Company founders Logan Simpson and Anthony Jimenez had a dream of putting up their own distillery. Simpson has a Ph.D. in Chemistry, while Jimenez has a family history of bootlegging during Prohibition. Both were engineers at the same company and one day decided they had enough. With a budget of just $45,000, they […]

Bartletts Distillery

Conroe, Texas

Bartletts Distillery takes its name after one of Van Barkin’s ancestors. The distillery’s establishment is a perfect example of someone finding opportunities in the face of adversity. Van worked in oil and gas until, after 20 years in the industry, he was laid off in 2015. With basic knowledge in brewing his own alcohol and […]

Ben Milam Whiskey Distillery

Blanco, Texas

Ben Milam Whiskey Distillery should include “women power” as an ingredient in their bottles. After years in the entertainment industry, founder Marsha Milam established Provision Spirits. She then named the distillery and its products after Ben Milam, a distant relative and a hero of the Texas Revolution. In 2017, without her knowledge, her head distiller […]

Bendt Distilling Co.

Flower Mound, Texas

“Bendt Distilling Co is a local treasure”. “All of the spirits and other consumable products are DELICIOUS and very high-quality, all made in-house”. Their “knowledgeable staff will provide a fantastic tour through their operation”. There are also “sights and sounds that can only be seen on the tour, not to mention the intoxicating smell of […]

BlackEyed Distilling Co

Fort Worth, Texas

BlackEyed Distilling Co’s first vodka was crafted by hand from black-eyed peas. Their “facility is inside an old firehouse and has a bar upstairs”. When you visit, you will find the “environment is welcoming and their drinks are fantastic”. Their “fantastic cocktails and their vodka” are “very unique and memorable”. With an “excellent vodka and […]

Cinco Vodka

San Antonio, Texas

They do not have an online presence as of this writing since their website domain will be coming soon. Cinco Vodka’s vodka has already won several awards from “international spirits competition”. This vodka is “clean and smooth” and “it neglects the harsh, overly alcoholic characteristics present in many vodkas, even many in its price range”. […]

Coastal Bend Distilling Co

Beeville, Texas

Coastal Bend Brewing, in a county resolution, is the “Official Distillery of Bee County”. Opened in December 2018, owners Kenneth and Eveline Bethune wanted to invest in a company that “would benefit the local community (but) is not wholly dependent on the community for revenue”. The distillery takes its name after the recognizably South Texas […]

Coastal Bend Distilling, Company

Corpus Christi, Texas

Coastal Bend Distilling, Company is located in downtown Beeville, Texas which used to be the location of the Grant Lumber company and hardware store. They have “delicious cocktails, solid whiskey, great live music, and the friendly bartender makes for a great night”. You will also notice “diverse menu including vodka, gin, and whiskey beverages” when […]

Copper Shot Distillery

Bastrop, Texas

Copper Shot Distillery is a small distillery in Bastrop established in May 2016. Owners Stephen and Cheri Todee named their distillery Copper Shot because the company includes a logo-engraved copper shot glass with each Copper Shot bottle. (At the distillery, you can purchase their bottles without the shot glass.) The distillery currently produces moonshine, vodka, […]

Crowded Barrel Whiskey Co.

Austin, Texas

Crowded Barrel Whiskey Co.”is one of those places that if you’re in the know, it’s one of the coolest experiences in your life”. This is “a bar full of only cask strength whiskey” since “almost everything is presented at cask strength”. When “the whiskey is not enough the beautiful scenery is just as amazing as the […]

D.E.W. Distillation, LLC

Wimberley, Texas

D.E.W. Distillation is the creator of fine rums sold under the Cypress Creek Reserve brand. Owned by David Watson and wife Laura, it is a small-batch micro-distillery creating handcrafted rums in Wimberley. The decision to put up the distillery came after Daniel and his brother tasted some good rum while vacationing in Mauritius. At first, […]

Dallas Distilleries

Garland, Texas

Dallas County’s first distillery of hand-crafted small-batch Texas whiskey. They are the producers of Herman Marshall Whiskey. Their “place is off the main road but very quaint”. They have a “tour” that is “very informative” with “hands-on experience”. You will be “able to bottle and label” your “very own Bourbon”. Along with providing “great customer […]

Dash Vodka Distillery

Brookshire, Texas

Dash Vodka Distillery has a custom-designed, handcrafted copper pot still from Scotland and a fully automated bottling line. You may find their “vodka to be incredibly clean, but the flavor is very sharp and sticks with you even when mixed”. This “Dash Vodka is made from Organic raisins and wheat, it is distilled 7 times, […]

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

Dripping Springs, Texas

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery “is a great place to stop if in the Dripping Springs area”. Their “orange and lemon vodkas blend well as mixed drinks, and the taste is so mild”. There is a “great drink menu with some food items on there as well”. Their “vodka is smooth unlike some which have a […]

Deep Ellum Distillery

Dallas, Texas

Deep Ellum Distillery is a “trendy, industrial-style vodka distillery & cocktail bar with sofas, offering tours & happy hours”. Their “drinks are delicious and they have so many infused vodkas”. The “cocktails are great and the vodka is superb!” They have something for everyone. You will enjoy drinking and “they have good music”. The DJ […]

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