Distilleries in Austin

We've all enjoyed the many breweries that are popping up all over Texas, now comes cider, vodka, whiskey and gin and you can sample all of that in any of these Austin Distilleries. In the past three years these distilleries in Austin are making the scene at a rapid pace. The fun part is you can visit many of the taprooms and tasting rooms and try out the selections in a fun social setting.

Check out the following distilleries found in the Austin area:

 

Distilleries in Austin

Dripping Springs

Kooper Family Whiskey Co.

This family owned distillery was the creation of a husband and wife team who worked for 2 years to come up with a recipe that incorporated organic rye and emphasizes bold and peppery flavors. They have a recently awarded gold medal to prove the work paid off.
 

Argus Cidery

Austin

Argus Cidery

Fermenting the apple with a European spin is the creation of the Argus Cidery, Austin's first cider house. They make tanin rich, dry ciders that you have the opportunity to try flights of four ciders plus a sparkling version of a Mexican pineapple alcohol called Tepache.
 
The Revolution Spirits property is shared with Argus Cidery and Last Stand Brewery and the owners hope to partner with as many other local companies as it can. It uses Cuvee beans for the cafecito coffee spirit and pulped fruit from Jester King. It's stronger spirits is the 100 proof Austin Reserve Gin, made by peeling grapefruits to use in the botanical blend.
 

Backbeat

Austin

Backbeat

Backbeat is a stylish bar which includes a cocktail lounge and rooftop patio with stunning views of Austin downtown. Classic and contemporary drinks anchor an the creative menu that also features fine wine, craft beer and a spirit selection focused on whisky, rum, fortified wine and amari. Try their South Lamar Shandy.
 

Dripping Springs

Deep Eddy Distillery

Deep Eddy Vodka, named after the Deep Eddy Pool in Austin which is the oldest spring fed swimming pool in Texas, is the fastest growing spirits in the country. The distillery is a great outdoor drinking destination and has a serious cocktail list. Many love the High Dive Lemonade that comes in a take home mason jar.

Distilleries In Waco

Their idea to create something authentic and original in 2008 became a reality in 2009 in a quaint old welding shop. In 2011 they moved to a 65,000 sq ft facility which was 25 times larger than that original buidling. In 2016 they opened the doors and have tours of their distillery. Their spirits are award winning for their bold and intense flavor.

Distilleries In Hye

Garrison Distillery

Hye

Garrison Distillery

Garrison is the first and oldest legal whiskey distiller in Texas. Jim Murray, in his 2014 Whiskey Bible, named Garrison's Cowboy Burbon "American Micro Whiskey of the Year". Their ingredients are definitely home grown from the plump yellow corn to the winter wheat. They grind the grain daily and cook their own sweet mash. Take a tour of this unique facility.

Distilleries In Ft Worth

The founders started out as friends and soon discovered they had the same passion for distilling whiskey. They are excited about the exceptional whiskey they are distilling and anxious to show you how they create them and give you a sample of each delicious product. They are the first craft bourbon & whiskey distillery in North Texas.

Distilleries In Lewisville

Witherspoon Distillery

Lewisville

Witherspoon Distillery

Witherspoon has public events most Friday and Saturdays nights where they provide Craft Cocktail list, full bar, and plenty of Mocktails for all to enjoy. This is a family friendly area...check their calendar for upcoming events. Tours are available where you will learn the ins and outs of small batch craft distilling.

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