Whether you like your martinis with vodka or gin, Austin has you covered.
Prefer a taste of the tropics and visions of cabana boys (or girls) delivering
fruity rum drinks to your lounge chair? Austin also boasts a variety of distilleries
with offerings that include gin, bourbon, tequila and Texas sweet tea vodka
that is refreshingly different and perfect on a hot summer day. Read on for
more about Austin area distilleries – and get those cocktail shakers ready!
www.tequila512.com | Austin
Based in Austin Texas and imported from
Mexico, this gold medal award-winning tequila
is available all over central and South Texas. Voted
Austin’s Favorite Tequila, it was also the 2013 Gold
Medal winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition. Check the website for recipes, products, and some
info on the founding of the tequila whose owners say has
the heart of Mexico and the soul of Austin.
Crystal Creek Moonshine |
804 Bee Creek Rd., Ste F, Spicewood • 512-825-8384
Inspired by the Roarin’ 20s, Shane Berber and Sam Wakefield
founded Crystal Creek Moonshine to distill liquors that were
perfect for drinking, but had a unique taste and embodied the
highest quality. Moved by the significant need of communities in
Ethiopia, Crystal Creek donates a percentage of all of its profits
to help build water wells and provide clean drinking water to
communities in need. Check the website for info on upcoming
events and available merch.
Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery |
3601 S. Congress Ave., Austin • 512-579-0212
Named after the oldest swimming hole
in Texas, Deep Eddy Vodka is made
in a small distillery with local ingredients
and pure Texas water. It’s column distilled
ten times and coal filtered for a clean, pure taste
that shows off its commitment to quality. Introduced
in 2010, Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka is a tea-infused
vodka that was the brainchild of Sweet Leaf Tea founder
Clayton Christopher and Savvy Vodka founder Chad
Auler. It now also offers Straight, Ruby Red, and Cranberry. Stop by the website to get Deep Eddy vodka-inspired
recipes for delicious cocktails.
Dripping Springs Vodka by San Luis Spirits
5330 Bell Springs Rd, Dripping Springs
512-858-1199 • www.drippingspringsvodka.com
The San Luis Spirits, a family-owned distillery in Dripping
Springs, launched the company and its signature Dripping
Springs Vodka in 2007. The distillery recently launched its 1876
Vodka – a spirit distilled in 50-gallon batches in copper pot stills
– named for the year the Texas State Constitution was ratified.
Dripping Springs Vodka is so good that it’s the only American
vodka to win the Vodka Purity Trophy – ever. You can tour the
distillery on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons.
Tickets are $10, which includes a free sample of each
spirit. Check the website for times and tickets.