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, and whiskeys at their downtown Bastrop location. They only use rain water, natural grains, and sugar for their handcrafted spirits. Some spirits occasionally require raw local honey.Stephen personally conducts the tours and tastings at the distillery. The distillery continues to operate during the tasting room's operating hours. Guests can actually see the production process while sipping their drinks! Cheri also sells distillery merchandise at the 150-year old tasting room. Every Friday and Saturday evenings, there’s a live music performance by local artists.
Violet Crown Spirits is the first absinthe distillery in the state of Texas and their "product is beyond delicious!""Stop by" and "learn more about this botanical beverage". You will find it "a very classy and freshly-flavored product". Their "Elderflower Liqueur" has a "unique aroma and flavor" and you can feel "the smoothness of the drink". You can find their products at your favorite retailers or cocktail bars which they have posted on their website. They have also posted on their website several ways to create cocktail drinks using their absinthe. Their "crew" is also "absolutely delightful, passionate, and full of knowledge". Note: Their tasting room will reopen this September so stay tuned for updates!
Genius Distillery is now located in Bastrop, Texas with "a bigger, better, and more beautiful" space. The story of how and why it happened, you can read it on their social media page. You can just look for March 2019 posts on their social media pages. They are "really passionate about their gin". They distilled their gins artfully and made from scratch which may take them longer to do but still guaranteed and it is worth it. Their products include Gin Standard Strength, Gin Navy Strength, Oaked Genius Gin, and Old Highborn Gin. You may also call them regarding tours because they also offer "a very extended informative tour and tasting".
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 established Banner Distilling in 2012. Using Craigslist, Google, and lots of resourcefulness, they designed and created their own still for just $300. Meanwhile, they kept their day jobs and toiled on their distillery nights and on weekends.They released Banner Organic Vodka in 2014 ahead of their preferred whiskey products so that that it could generate enough income while the whiskeys aged. The vodka went on to win multiple awards. The following year, they released their first bottles of Banner Wheat Whiskey, which also won accolades in different competitions. Cheers to bootstrapping!