Still Austin Whiskey Co. - Grain to Glass Distillery in Austin, Texas

We make whiskey for everyone: the musicians, the visionaries, the lovers, the scientists, the oddballs, the artists, the everyday dreamers.

Still Austin


“The Musician”

Blending sweet notes and bright tones together in perfect harmony, this is music in a bottle.

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Whiskey for the creative soul


“The Naturalist”

Twelve botanicals combine to form a gin for the uninhibited soul. It’s not polite to stare.

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Gin for the uninhibited soul

Cask Strength

A deeper more "metal" version of our beloved straight bourbon. Bottled at 118 proof, we've combined power and subtlety in one gorgeous spirit.

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Whiskey for the creative soul

Straight Rye

“The Artist”

Art comes in many different forms—from the simplest line drawing to the most complex symphony—but all good art has something in common: It begins with inspiration.

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Whiskey for the Artistic soul

Cask Strength
Rye Whiskey

Combining the nuance of our Rye Whiskey with the robust intensity of a barrel-proof spirit. The result is an all-new “Artist” of distinctive vigor and complexity.

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Whiskey for the Artistic soul

Texas Grown


Still Austin is proud to be one of the only distilleries in Texas to source grains from local farmers, distilled ecologically in-house, and aged right here in the Texas Hill Country. Using ingredients from our homeland allows the creativity and individuality of Texas to shine through every sip.

  • “I'm hooked on the spice from the rye, alongside the hints of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. The smooth, lasting lingering finish is bliss.

    -Gabby Pharms, UPROXX

  • “A healthy bit of caramel with some vanilla in the background. But that's not what makes this interesting...”

    -Nick Leghorn, Thirty-One Whiskey

  • “You know that pink bunny in the battery commercials? The finish on this just kept going and going and going.”

    -Jeff Schwartz a/k/a The Whiskeyfellow

  • “It is a Clint Eastwood/John Wayne
    western film in a glass.”

    -Matt Zitrick, Whiskey Crusaders

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Our world-class distillery, located in the heart of Austin, is open every day for the public to have a drink, listen to live music, take a tour, or book your next group outing.

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  • Singer-songwriter REILLY DOWNES

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    Singer-songwriter REILLY DOWNES

    Reilly Downes is the Sad Cowgirl of Chicago. An Americana artist hailing from the Texas Hill Country, she cut her teeth as a session musician in Nashville, singing behind some of Americana’s favorite singer/songwriters. Reilly’s music has been described as “easy on the ears but hard on the heart” by Nashville's Music Mecca. Her songs diverge from typical contemporary country, draw on her Texas roots with a sound that "cuts across each track like a rattlesnake, adding some extra honesty and grit.” Reilly's first solo album, Spent, earned her the spot of #1 Americana releases for 2022 as well as features on The Boot, among other Americana and Country covering media. Since then, her haunting rendition of “Wicked Game” has landed her radio play, a feature on Spotify’s “Vibes” playlist, and more....

    November 21, 2023

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    Lew Apollo performs every other Wednesday at the Still Austin Distillery for our Blues & Bourbon events. A rising force in the world of neosoul-blues rock, Lew has a gift for captivating audiences with his soul-stirring melodies and poignant songwriting. Born and raised in Barnum, MN, Lew's journey in music began with a deep connection to the rich musical heritage of his home state. Following the release of his debut EP "Jungle," masterfully produced by BLK ODYSSY, Lew amassed an impressive 150,000 streams in less than two months. In the wake of his father's tragic suicide in Fall 2022, Lew's artistry took a profound turn. He found solace in pouring his emotions into his songwriting, using his music as a platform to normalize conversations about difficult topics such as isolation, entrapment, anxiety, temptation, and depression. Through his heartfelt lyrics and soulful voice, Lew Apollo aims to remind his audience that they’re not alone in their struggles....

    October 19, 2023

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    Hilly Holsonback, a dynamic and buzzworthy multimedia and performance artist, has become a fixture in the North Texas art scene in recent years for her unique uses of projection, light and photography, and for her subtly transgressive takes on American femininity. She’s had solo exhibitions at Eugene Binder Gallery in Marfa, Texas, and Sean Horton Presents in Dallas, Texas, and her work was featured in I’m Looking Through You, a two-person exhibition at Horton Gallery, New York, in 2012. Holsonback has also been featured in various Dallas group exhibitions at the Dallas Contemporary, Site 131, and Barry Whistler Gallery, among others. The Dallas Observer recently named Holsonback (@hillyholsonback) one of the “Dallas Artists You Should Be Following on Instagram.”...

    September 22, 2023
  • Daniel Davis and Marco Gutierrez of West Texas Exiles

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    Daniel Davis and Marco Gutierrez of West Texas Exiles

    With influences ranging from The Flatlanders and Buddy Holly to Augustana and Jason Isbell, West Texas Exiles are reinvigorating the music world with a modern interpretation of the “Lone Star vernacular.” Grounded in rhythmic vibrancy and lyrical honesty, the Exile sound echoes the vastness of the West Texas sky. “New Moon Foe,” the band’s first single from their self-titled debut album, combines a driving, grinding pulse with haunting lyrics. Meanwhile their second single, “Hotel Tomorrow,” evokes the ghosts of southwestern Americana at its snakebit best. But it’s on a track simply entitled "Exile" that the group's intentions are declared most strikingly: this band of outsiders aren’t just waltzing across Texas; they’re riding into the sunset in search of new musical horizons....

    July 14, 2023

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    Michael Wayne Hall has made a career of using color and form to create unexpected emotions in those who view his work. His abstract paintings are grounded in his love of the flat-color aesthetics of vintage screen-printing. For this reason, his works feel at once both familiar and new, retro and modern, calming and energizing. Michael’s work is always created by hand and painted without the use of tape or masking, which allows for the “realness” of wobbles, smudges, and other imperfections to remain. While each piece is extremely precise, a close examination reveals the handmade nature of the process. Mistakes are left to be discovered. If you’d like to see some of Michael’s work, check out his Instagram—or head over to the Still Austin Tasting Room, where he painted the interiors!...

    May 31, 2023

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    Kel Brown is a multi-disciplinary artist with a decade of professional experience, as well as a portfolio of varied accomplishments including gallery exhibitions, private commissions, public murals and municipal projects for the City of Austin. He painted every individual label for Still Austin's popular December 2022 Distillery Reserve Series release, Cognac Cask Straight Bourbon....

    March 2, 2023
  • Poet Scott Andrew James

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    Poet Scott Andrew James

    Scott Andrew James is an inspirational poet and speaker who believes in everyday magic and the power of creativity. At home on a 1946 Smith-Corona typewriter, his work has been widely featured online and in print. His three books of poetry have brought peace and comfort to readers from all over the country. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and daughter, and their pug....

    January 31, 2023

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    Samantha Heligman is the artist behind the popular pottery workshop Settle Ceramics. She believes in making objects that mean something: vessels that will be used and loved for generations. "In a world where so many things are disposable," says Samantha, "my ceramics are handmade with the intent that they will become a steady favorite and that you will enjoy them everyday, for a lifetime." Her shop, Settle Ceramics, is "dedicated to making the everyday beautiful for your kitchen and home," with each object made with an eye toward becoming cherished family heirlooms. All of Samantha's pieces are hand-thrown and glazed with care. ...

    January 1, 2023

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    Originally from rural Louisiana, Dan Grissom has been designing, painting, print-making and making music out of his garage in Austin for many years, completing celebrated posters for artists ranging from John Prine to Metallica, Salt-N-Pepa to "Weird" Al Yankovic. This October, for the third year in a row, Still Austin engaged Dan to create the label for our Monster Mash Distillery Reserve Series release....

    October 30, 2022
  • Chet garner of “The DayTripper”

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    Chet garner of “The DayTripper”

    Chet Garner loves Texas, and he loves barbecue, which means he considers his job to be the greatest job on earth. Chet is the creator, executive producer, writer, editor, and host of the five-time Emmy-award winning PBS series “The Daytripper.” Chet is also a proud husband, father of four and eagle scout, and he's a monthly contributor to "Texas Highways Magazine."...

    October 2, 2022
  • Shaylon Elmore

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    Shaylon Elmore

    Shaylon Elmore is an Austin-based illustrator and graduate of the University of Texas’s School of Fine Arts. Shaylon comes from a long line of artists: his grandmother is a commissioned sculptor, and his father designs jewelry. 
When he’s not zoned in with a double shot of espresso on ice, you can find him exploring the hidden corners of Central Texas....

    August 17, 2022
  • stacey swann, author of “olympus, texas”

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    stacey swann, author of “olympus, texas”

    Stacey Swann’s debut novel Olympus, Texas (Doubleday) was a Good Morning America Book Club selection, an Indie Next pick, and was longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Swann holds an MFA from Texas State University, and she was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her writing has appeared in LitHub, Electric Literature, Texas Highways, Epoch, and other journals. She splits her time between Austin and Lampasas, Texas....

    July 18, 2022
  • Caren Kelleher of Gold Rush Vinyl

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    Caren Kelleher of Gold Rush Vinyl

    Caren Kelleher is the founder & CEO of Gold Rush Vinyl, a record pressing plant of Austin, Texas. Named one of the “Most Innovative Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, Gold Rush Vinyl brings fresh eyes to the old craft of vinyl production. Prior to starting Gold Rush Vinyl, Caren was the Head of Music App Partnerships at Google Play, after launching Google Music and its programs for independent musicians. Caren holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and was recently recognized on the Forbes Next 1000 list of entrepreneurs changing Main Street, America. She is proud to sit on the board of governors for The Recording Academy’s Texas chapter and to serve as an advisor to Black Fret....

    May 19, 2022

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    A multimedia artist based in Austin, Jiminai comes from humble origins in West Texas. He began drawing at an early age and thanks to positive influences throughout those early years, he’s continued drawing and pushing into new media including painting, digital illustration and large murals. Known for vibrant color palettes, he specializes in portraits that are simultaneously photorealistic & comic book-like. His works appreciate the human form while attempting to elevate them through fashion, color and design. In Jiminai’s mind, we’re all capable of being art ourselves—and this shows in his work....

    April 25, 2022
  • El Baker

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    El Baker

    El Baker is an Austin-based artist known for her adventurous experimentation with unexpected materials and colors. Her work consists of everything from mixed-media Texas landscapes to colorful abstract desert plants. Many of El’s pieces are inspired by road trips across Texas, from the mountains of Big Bend National Park to the rolling landscapes of the Hill Country....

    April 14, 2022
  • Leann Mueller of La barbecue

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    Leann Mueller of La barbecue

    You might say that LeAnn Mueller has barbecue sauce in her veins. The daughter of famous Texas pitmaster Bobby Mueller, LeAnn Mueller has made a name for herself in her own right in the hyper-competitive world of Texas barbecue. LeAnn and her wife Ali run la Barbecue in East Austin, which Texas Monthly has called "one of the state's most highly regarded barbecue joints. LeAnn and Ali, along with their pups Lilly, Mr. Pickles, Louie and Zoe, split their time between Austin and Los Angeles....

    April 4, 2022
  • AJ Haynes of Seratones

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    AJ Haynes of Seratones

    AJ Haynes is the lead vocalist for Seratones, an American soul-rock band formed in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2013. Born out of the Louisiana club circuit, Seratones rose to national recognition in 2016 after the success of their debut album, Get Gone, and their NPR Tiny Desk Concert. The band's second album, Power, was released on New West Records in 2019. Their new album, Love & Algorhythms, drops in April.   ...

    March 24, 2022
  • Zuzu

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    Fascinated by graffiti culture in the early 2000's, Zuzu found herself painting her first piece in the streets in 2008. After completing her studies at the world-renowned creative advertising program at UT Austin in 2010, she discovered her passion for digital art and creative direction. In the years following, she combined her love of art, business and design, working with national brands like Rolling Stone, Neiman Marcus, SXSW, Budweiser, Facebook, Red Bull, Fender and W Hotels. Zuzu was named "Austin's Best Muralist 2021" by the Austin Chronicle, and she is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the HOPE Campaign, a nonprofit 501(c3) supporting visual artists and musicians through community programming and projects. She's currently focused on creating large-scale murals, commissioned canvas work and installation artwork. ...

    February 22, 2022
  • Gabriel Portillo

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    Gabriel Portillo

    Artist Gabriel Portillo, also known as “Paste,” was born in Alpine, Texas, and now lives and works in Austin. While his work ranges from portraiture to landscapes and abstraction, in recent years his interest in public and street art has resulted in his transition to painting murals. Gabriel’s inspiration comes in many shapes and forms: music, people, and West Texas have all been big influences. Always evolving and constantly keeping an eye out for new ideas, Gabriel's paintings range across many styles—yet they all encompass one unifying factor: the skill and versatile techniques of the artist....

    January 24, 2022
  • Erik Ross

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    Erik Ross

    Erik Ross is an Austin visual artist whose established style is comprised of abstract line work, free-flowing movement, and hard-line structure, illustrated with acrylics, aerosol, and various inks. His metaphorical portrait work is inspired by his awareness of the figurative masks worn in today’s society, and the unveiling of his own ever-changing “mask.” Since childhood, Ross’s passion for abstract pen line work or “doodles” has been ever-present. Evolving from his life experiences, Ross’s style has matured into various mediums, including large-scale murals, original canvas work, and custom wood cut-outs. Ross identifies painting as a therapeutic outlet that serves as an escape from life’s challenges....

    December 13, 2021
  • Michael Ramos

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    Michael Ramos

    Michael Ramos is an Austin producer, composer and musician who has toured and recorded with a vast array of artists, including John Mellencanp, the Rembrandts, Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Los Lonely Boys, the BoDeans, Pat Green and Lucinda Williams. He is the owner of Brown Recluse Studio, where he produces projects for others as well as his own music, film and TV scoring projects—as well as his own music project, Charanga Cakewalk. In 2016, Ramos was awarded a Latin Grammy for his studio work with Lila Downs. In addition to his successful career as a musician, composer and producer, Michael has joined Lucky Hound Music as an A&R person and staff producer....

    November 26, 2021
  • Wiley Ross

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    Wiley Ross

    Wiley Ross is a critically acclaimed painter, muralist and musician. Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, Wiley’s focus has been art for most of his life. However, while in college on an art scholarship, he also decided to pursue music. So he picked up a guitar, loaded up his van, and hit the road to Austin. Soon, his hard-hitting rock trio, Street Light Suzie, was born. After touring the country and recording their first CD, "Red River Revival," the band’s blistering demos got the attention of Guns N’ Roses alum Gilby Clarke. The union was a resounding success, and the band traveled to LA to record in Clarke’s studio, resulting in the critically acclaimed "Red Album." As Wiley has begun to focus once again on art, his reputation has grown in size—and so have his creations. Austinites can now see his large murals on walls throughout the city....

    October 21, 2021
  • Julian Acosta

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    Julian Acosta

    Julian Acosta has made a big name for himself recent in the Austin music scene, despite having only begun his professional music career a little over five years ago. Acosta is, in his own words, a Texas-raised gentleman and a caballero hecho en Mexico. His easy-going manner—Acosta sings, writes and banters in both Spanish and in English—makes him not just bilingual but downright diplomatic, a phenomenon underlined by the fact that Acosta studied at two different universities in two different countries. Acosta’s soulful vocal style blends perfectly with the traditional compositions of his blues-infused tunes, and his gritty disposition belies a sophisticated character with world-class potential. Acosta is, in short, a man with a vibe....

    October 4, 2021
  • Jenny Hoyston

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    Jenny Hoyston

    When we say we’re dedicated to the creative life, we mean it. In fact, even our accountant is a famous musician. Jenny Hoyston is a Texas-born producer, composer and DJ who spent two decades globetrotting as the vocalist/guitarist of legendary San Francisco no wave/punk act Erase Errata. These days she’s settled in Austin, releasing albums mostly under her own name. You can catch Jenny performing live with psychedelic/electronic duo Hey Jellie and DJing everything from classic country vinyl to disco-house cuts at clubs around the capital city. In her spare time, Jenny oversees the day-to-day accounting at Still Austin. ...

    September 17, 2021
  • Carrie Fussell of Calliope Musicals

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    Carrie Fussell of Calliope Musicals

    1. What gets your motor running, artistically? Traveling. When I’m able to go around and see new places, each place kind of turns me into a different version of myself. I feel like in my day-to-day life, when I get in my space, I get really familiarized with all the parts of myself that are...

    September 3, 2021