A still worthy of our name
You can’t turn grains into whiskey without a still, and ours is one of the finest in America, a magnificent apparatus designed to conserve energy. A still worthy of our name.
Our 42-foot custom-made column, “Nancy,” (and her sister, our copper-pot still, “The Queen”) give our distillers serious creative license to create unique new flavors and spirits. Likewise, with our barrels, we’ve figured out how to use Texas weather to our advantage. The Lone Star State’s high heat, humidity and rapidly shifting temperatures encourage spirits to move rapidly in and out of the oak barrels—which are themselves kept in a rickhouse in the heart of Texas farm country, where they can benefit from the clean rural air. The result of all this heartfelt care? Whiskey as crafty and consistent as its makers, and as pure as their intentions.
Sustainably crafted. Locally sourced. Pure spirits from the heart of Austin.
Imagine what spirits would taste like if you took all the corporate nonsense out of the distilling process. If you didn’t cut corners, if you kept things in the neighborhood? If you managed every step of development, first gathering clean, pure grains from local farmers and ensuring ecologically sound distilling, then aging in a clean, pastoral rickhouse in the Texas Hill Country, reducing proof slowly over time until at last you poured that pure truth into your glass? What would that taste like? We wondered that, too. It kept us up at night. We drove our families crazy talking about it. Finally we embraced local artists, makers and devotees, and we made it happen.
Blending Art and Science
Creating whiskey is as much ingenuity as it is exactitude. That’s why we insisted on building our distillery inside the city limits of Austin—a Southern metropolis famed for blending art and science. But how, we asked, do we build a community around whiskey? We began working with local farmers, helping them turn crops; we gave back feed to cows; we built our distillery to conserve energy. We did this because it’s the right thing to do.
Come visit our distillery. Meet the farmers and the distillers. Touch the grains, feel how clean they are. It’s all here, in the open for you to see. No secrets. We’re proud of what we do, and we want you to be proud too.
Share a drink with us
Our bartenders truly represent our local community and we can't get enough of the delicious cocktails they create. Come relax in our tasting room, or enjoy the patio with a tasty drink in hand.