By the Kent Redding Group
AUSTIN, TX. – So, your family or friends are in town for the weekend and you plan on taking them to dinner and are wondering about where the best distilleries are in Austin.
Never fear, we got you covered!
In this article, we will provide you with more information about Austin’s best distilleries so you will know where to take your family or friends when they are in town and look like a connoisseur at the same time.
Best Distilleries in Austin
Revolution Spirits Distilling Co.
Location - 12345 Paul’s Valley Rd
Austin, TX 78737
Revolution is number one on our list because they offer high-quality gin and a “cafecito” coffee liqueur made with Cuvee Coffee which goes perfectly after a meal! If the coffee liqueur isn’t your thing you will also find a tasting room-special of fruit liqueurs.
Still Austin Whiskey Co.
440 E St Elmo Rd
Austin, TX 78745
Stop by Still Austin and you will see plenty of aged whiskeys but there are also cocktails available for those who are not into whiskey. We like this distillery because they are conveniently located close to the St. Elmo area and there are food carts nearby for you to stop and have a quick snack before heading home.
Additional Distilleries You Should Visit In The Austin Area Include:
Ben Milam Whiskey is named for a larger-than-life Texas freedom fighter who was born in Kentucky, the birthplace of bourbon whiskey. Stop in at the distillery tasting room, located in the picturesque small town of Blanco that’s known for the spring-fed Blanco River that runs through the center of the community. Sample Ben Milam’s hallmark Single Barrel Bourbon that’s just made for sipping, and was a Double Gold winner at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Genius Gin focuses on making this solitary spirit in two versions: Standard Strength (a homage to the classic London Dry variety) and Navy Strength (a sip-worthy version inspired by the historical proof carried on British Royal Navy fleets). Tours are offered by appointment only, where knowledgeable distillers explain the history of gin and offer tastings.
Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin, found in Dripping Springs, produces its spirits in handmade copper pot stills. Brothers Gary and Kevin Kelleher founded the San Luis Spirits distillery, where they produce small 50-gallon batches of Dripping Springs vodka and gin using pure Hill Country Artesian spring water. Tours are held Thursday through Saturday afternoons, and include a distillery tour, tastings and a souvenir shot glass.
Also found in Dripping Springs, Treaty Oak Distilling is named for the 500-year-old oak tree in Austin that was the site where Stephen F. Austin (known as the "Father of Texas") signed a border agreement in the 1830s. Treaty Oak produces a number of spirits, including vodka (try the sweet Graham’s Texas Tea version), gin, rum and bourbon, on its 28-acre, state-of-the-art distillery/ranch. Head out on the weekend to enjoy tastings and tours, live music, yard games and a gourmet bite from the on-site Ghost Hill Restaurant.
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