Nine More Distilleries Join The Texas Whiskey Trail

, , | February 26, 2022

As the whiskey industry faced numerous challenges in the time of Covid, 26 Texas distilleries banded together to face them head-on.

And during the height of the pandemic, nine of those distilleries joined the coalition of whiskey makers who create authentic Texas whiskey, whiskey produced entirely within the territorial boundaries of the state of Texas.

Together with the Texas Whiskey Association, they have formed the Texas Whiskey Trail; a self-paced road trip experience visiting the leading distilleries in Texas.

The trail offers free and paid memberships, for enthusiasts and the curious. You can sign up and earn points with each distillery visit. Or become what’s described as a Trailblazer to unlock extra rewards and exclusive offers.

Texas Whiskey Trail

The whiskeys of Maverick Whiskey Co., a stop on the Texas Whiskey Trail (image via Maverick Whiskey Co.)

On the Texas Whiskey Trail, you can go from Hill Country views to downtown city life visiting one distillery after another. During this, it was noted, you can seek out hidden gems of food trucks, music, art, as well as authentic Texas whiskey.

And find experiences at the distilleries beyond their tasting rooms as the Trail helps design interactive whiskey events, from blending classes to special releases.

The nine new distilleries joining the Texas Whiskey Trail are:

  • Blackland Distilling – Fort Worth, Texas – a full-service, upscale cocktail lounge producing five sophisticated spirits: Vodka, Gin, Bourbon, Rye Whiskey, and Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon. Blackland houses a distillery open for tours and a tasting room offering the latest craft cocktails, small plates, and event space.
  • Devils River Whiskey – San Antonio, Texas – Award-winning whiskey crafted with pure, limestone-filtered water. Available in 30+ States. Gold Award-Winning. Types: Coffee Bourbon, Bourbon Whiskey, Rye Whiskey, Barrel Strength Whiskey.
  • Fierce Whiskers Distillery – Austin, Texas – Distillery distills, ages, and bottles whiskey in the “inconsiderable village” of Austin, Texas. Recently opened with tours available.
  • Maverick Whiskey Co. – San Antonio, Texas – Maverick Whiskey, a nod to the Maverick family’s storied Texas roots and patriarch Sam Maverick; whom all other mavericks are named. With all spirits distilled on-site, history seeps from the barrels to the vault of this restored historic bank building. Order a whiskey neat or pursue the culinary infused drink menu.
  • Modisett & Sons – Manor, Texas – What started as a father and son bucket list golf trip to the Old Course at St. Andrews ignited a passion and love for scotch. Modisett & Sons strives to bring the classic qualities of scotch to Texas by following traditional Scottish distillation methods.
  • Oak & Eden – Bridgeport, Texas – Oak & Eden In-Bottle Finished Whiskey is a first of its kind, pioneering a patented technique called in-bottle finishing, where they place a 5” long spiral cut piece of wood into every bottle of fully aged whiskey. This technique “inspires” the whiskey, breathing new life, flavors, and aromas that couldn’t be achieved in a single barrel alone.
  • Shire Distilling – Brookshire, Texas – Distillery founded in 2017 with secret traditional recipes passed down for many generations.
  • William Price Distilling – Houston, Texas – William Price is a lifestyle brand that embodies the spirit and creativity of the metropolitan Texas community. Founders Zack and Bryan are multi-generational Texans seeking to create the future of the Texas distilling industry with a brand that excites the often-overlooked Metropolitan Texas Millennial – creative, modern, welcoming and youthful.
  • Yellow Rose Distilling – Houston, Texas – Founded in 2010, Yellow Rose became Houston’s first legal whiskey distillery, and its Yellow Rose Spirits feature a lineup of Single Malt, Rye, and Blended whiskey as well as a limited series of premium bourbons, including their signature Outlaw Bourbon.
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To learn more about the Texas Whiskey Trail, check out www.texaswhiskeytrail.com.

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