Still Austin updates

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Doing Our Part to Keep Austin Safe

Published March 13, 2020

At Still Austin, we take whiskey very seriously—and nothing is more serious than the safety of our team and our dedicated customers. That’s why we have made the difficult decision to cancel all large events for the next several weeks. Unfortunately, this includes the Still Austin Whiskey Rocks music events, scheduled for this week.  We…

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The Show Is #STILLOn

Published March 12, 2020

Hey Hey, My My, Rock and Roll Will Never Die Here at Still, we are both proud and saddened by our city’s decision to shut down Austin’s largest music festival. Despite this setback, we want to continue to support our local musicians—and those who have traveled from afar, despite the dangers. We also want to…

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Distiller’s Corner: Feeling Our Oats

Published March 2, 2020

We’ve had some serious success with our Distillery Reserve Series—especially with our special holiday release Sherry Cask Finished Bourbon, which sold out almost immediately. But to quote rock demigods Bachman Turner Overdrive, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.   We’ve got some dandy spirits coming down the line, starting with a bourbon made with naked oats….

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50 bands in 5 days? Let’s do this.

Published February 16, 2020

America’s suh-wankiest music festival is heading to our backyard this March. As a whiskey distillery in the Live Music Capital of the World, you didn’t think we’d slack, did you? Of course not, silly. We’ve got some big plans in the works this year. Fifty bands, to be exact–over the course of five glorious days….

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Oh, Sherry, Our Love Holds On

Published November 1, 2019

What happens when you combine the mystery of old-world Spain with the brash spirit of Texas? You get Still Austin’s new, ultra-limited-edition rye bourbon, which our distillers have finished in a Pedro Ximénez sherry cask. The result is a sweet, deceptively dark spirit, reflecting the nuances of the Spanish oak. Distiller John Schrepel says he’s…

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Still Austin’s Head Distiller Looks Back on Two Years of Success

Published October 19, 2019

As he surveys the distillery in South Austin—after launching a batch of high-rye bourbon that’s proven far more popular in Austin than he could have dreamed, and preparing to expand across Texas with a new batch—head distiller John Schrepel is eager to share the credit. “We’ve built an amazing team here at Still Austin,” he…

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Realness in Red, White and Blue

Published October 11, 2019

John Schrepel has been tinkering with a number of different corn varietals, looking to release some creative small batches in the future. Our head distiller has made no secret, from the very beginning, that he wants Still Austin to offer red, white and blue bourbons on a limited basis. “Whether they’re sold on the shelf…

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Whiskey Where the West Begins

Published July 8, 2019

At Still Austin, we’re proud to make whiskey on the spot where the West begins. Now, to be fair, there’s long been a debate about where exactly the West’s eastern edge is located. Some have put the line at the Rocky Mountains. But anyone who’s been to West Texas knows that the Wild West certainly…

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What’s the Difference Between Scotch, Bourbon and Whiskey?

Published June 28, 2019

This one’s tricky, so don’t feel bad if you’ve gotten it wrong in the past. Whiskey is actually an overarching term for a group of spirits–and scotch and bourbon are types of whiskey–similar to how Oolong and Pu’erh are types of tea. “Bourbon” is whiskey named for Bourbon County in Kentucky, while “Scotch” is named…

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Still Austin Presents: A Glimpse at Ancient Austin

Published June 19, 2019

Last year, archaeologists at Texas State University discovered what they believe to be signs of the oldest civilization ever in North America—right here in the Texas Hill Country. In fact, it appears that humans have been puttering around the Hill Country for 22,000 years. Think about that. That’s older than Willie. Researchers at the Gault…

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