Kooper Family Whiskey Co. is just a quick drive from Austin, Houston, College Station and everywhere in between. The "interior is inviting, with dark tones and stacks of whiskey barrels" while "the outside of the facility is unassuming". Their "bar is stocked with their locally produced whiskey and rye". Visit for a "unique experience". Have a flight. Their "bourbon is delicious" and the "base rye" is "good" which "make a great Manhattan". Plus, the "barrel reserve" is "also delicious". When you want to sample, try their "flight in that order as the barrel reserve has the highest ABV content". It is "worth the drive on to try it out" and "it's not often you get a tasting with the person who blended and bottled the whiskey by hand".
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.