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 will continue to support local artists, and we’re making every effort to rebook every band for future events. We wouldn’t be true to our city if we weren’t showing up for local musicians—that’s why we will be making a donation directly to HAAM, the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians, to make up for the lost proceeds from the cancellation.
In addition to limiting events, we’re also taking precautionary measures at our distillery in the heart of Austin. We want our tasting room, to feel like a safe haven, a place where you can enjoy our exceptional gin and whiskey and let your worries melt away. This goal comes with a responsibility. Faced with the spread of COVID-19, we are charged with looking after the safety of our staff and guests. Here are some of the changes we are instituting, in order to ensure that we continue to offer a safe and exceptional experience:
We are temporarily suspending our back-of-house production tours. While we are proud of the fact that we can share our entire process with you, we also want to ensure the highest possible safety standards. However, we will still offer complimentary production talks by request, explaining our distillation process through the windows that look onto the distillery floor. We will also offer tastings for small planned groups. Meanwhile, all currently booked back-of-house tours will be provided refunds.
Still Austin’s tasting room and bar in “The Yard,” just off South Congress, is a magnificent place to spend the day. We want keep it that way, while allowing visitors to maintain a safe amount of personal space. As a result, crowd size will be limited.
–No more than 150 people will be allowed inside the tasting room and whiskey garden combined.
–Staff will wipe down all high-touch areas at a minimum of every 30 minutes, using hospital-grade solution.
–To ensure safety, we will temporarily switch to compostable cups rather than glassware.
–We have placed multiple hand-sanitation stations throughout the tasting area and bar.
–We will ensure plenty of personal space by recommending one group per table
Finally, if you’re stressed about everything happening in the world, just know we’re #STILL here, and we look forward to having a whiskey with you (out of a compostable cup instead of glassware!). Stay safe. Wash your hands. Be extra-special-nice to your friends and neighbors—from a distance. We’re all in this together. #LongLiveAustin