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Discover Dripping Springs Distilleries

an Old Fashion cocktail with an orange peel and cherry as garnish with a plant in the back ground atop a wooden bar
Are you looking to get boozy in the Hill Country and don't want to sip on wine? Perhaps you'd like to sip on a fresh, hand crafted, locally made cocktail? The Hill Country town of Dripping Springs is home to over 5 distilleries that embody the creative ingenuity of the region that use ONLY hand-selected ingredients to distill high quality spirits. Visit Dripping Springs, Texas - a premier destination for craft distilling.

If you love sampling the finer vodkas, whiskeys, and more, you need to make these distilleries a part of your next Dripping Springs adventure.

Dripping Springs Distilling


Dripping Springs Distilling also known as Dripping Springs Vodka is the original distillery in Dripping Springs and in fact, San Luis Spirits the makers of Dripping Springs Vodka was the 2nd distiller and the 3rd licensed Distilled Spirits Permit in the State of Texas. The award-winning Dripping Springs Vodka and Gin is micro-distilled in small batches in copper pot stills. Each product is finished with pure, mineral rich Hill Country artesian Springs Water. Take a tour of the facility Thursday – Saturday and the tickets are just $15.00 each and include a distillery tour, tasting, and souvenir shot glass! Visit the tasting room on Monday-Friday 10:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 11am-5pm. Tastings are $7.00 each and include a sample of our 3 vodkas, 2 gins, 1876 Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey, 1876 Port Barrel Finished Bourbon and a souvenir shot glass! Make sure to check out their events calendar for fun happening at the original Dripping Springs distillery.
three mason jars with cocktails in each of them outside.

DEEP EDDY VODKA


Known for its’ super tasty and award-winning vodkas, Deep Eddy Distillery now offers tours of the distillery and of their tasting room. Located right off of 290 in Dripping Springs, stop in to try their specialty cocktails in the tasting room or step outside on the gorgeous manicured lawn to enjoy your drink. Deep Eddy Vodka serves up tasty, and fun drinks using their selection of vodkas including the Ruby red infused with real grapefruit, the Original which is distilled up to 10 times, the Lemon, Peach, Orange, Cranberry flavored vodka, and the Sweet Tea which is sure to delight southern and non-southerners a like. A visit to Deep Eddy Distillery is a must when visiting Dripping Springs. Deep Eddy is open Thu, Fri, Sat: 11am – 5pm & Sun: 12pm – 5pm. Make sure to get a snap with the super cool, retro Volkswagen while you’re at it.
A dark red cocktail setting on a wooden stool

Treaty Oak Distilling


Treaty Oak is a place you’ll want to stay awhile. Tucked away in the hill country, located on twenty-eight acres is Treaty Oak Ranch which is home to the distillery, the gift shop and the recently opened Ghost Hill restaurant. Named after the massive and majestic 500-year-old oak that symbolizes strength and longevity, the ranch is a family and dog friendly destination. Treaty Oak Distillery selects the best ingredients for their selection of beers, and spirits that include bourbon, rum, and gin. Open just on the weekends, there’s a little something for everyone -a gift shop, tasting room, artisanal cocktails on tap, yard games, a kids play area, and live music every weekend. Their recently opened Ghost Hill Restaurant houses a full bar and kitchen and serves up delicious Texas inspired meals all weekend long. The menu includes snacks, smoked/roasted/grilled meats, fresh salads, roasted veggies and well as a kid friendly fare. They also offer a 45-minute tour of the distillery where you can learn all about the production process from the Treaty Oak distillers. Tours cost $15 per person. Pack up the kiddos and head out to Dripping Springs and Treaty Oak Distillery for an experience the whole family will enjoy.
A cocktail with a salted rim and a watermelon and jalapeno as garnish on a wooden barrell

DESERT DOOR TEXAS SOTOL

Desert Door Texas Sotol is the new kid on the block but they have already proved themselves to be a hot contender in the spirits world. If you aren’t familiar with sotol, fear not, we will give you the run down. While the distillery is still young, the process of distilling the evergreen sotol plant has been around for generations. The natives of West Texas had been using the sotol plant for thousands of years, as a food source, and to make mats. When the Spaniards arrived in west Texas, they showed the natives how to distill and that folks is how the earthy sotol spirit was formed. Now you don’t have to travel all the way out west to get a taste of this elixir. Head to Driftwood to taste all their tasty concoctions. No tours are on the menu at this point but getting to sip on sotol is worth the trip to Desert Door.

STINSON DISTILLING

Also located in Driftwood right down the road from Desert Door off the beaten path is Stinson Distilling. This hidden gem is in a metal building off of FM 150. On particularly nice days, which Texas is known for, the big garage style doors will be all the way up as you walk into the tasting room. The tasting room has a cozy and family like feel but don't be mistaken, this is a family of skilled distillers who have won five medals at the prestigious Denver International Spirits Competition this past year.

Situated in a quiet country setting, it's a great place to relax while sippin' on a tasty cocktail. Stinson Distilling also hosts tour groups as well as private events. Stinson proudly handcrafts Premium Vodka, Elderflower liqueur, Rum(s), Brandy(s), Whiskey(s), Carajillo and Texas Holiday Nog.

REVOLUTION SPIRITS


Located in what is known as the trifecta of fermentables on Paul's Valley Road is this small craft distillery. This creative company has an abundance of quality and delicious offerings from unique products in both traditional and non-traditional categories. Launched in 2014 with Austin reserve gin and has since expanded the portfolio with both consistent and limited release products. Revolutions Spirits year-round lineup currently includes Austin reserve gin, cafecito coffee liqueuer, chocolate cafecito, and amico amaro. Most people go for their smooth and delicious gin and end up falling in love with all of the other tasty concoctions. Head out to their outdoor bar with your friends for a relaxing afternoon of spirits tasting.
several small bottles of gin

FROG POND DISTILLING


Frog Pond Distilling is a small batch, family owned distillery that produces high quality Gin and Vodka in pot stills. They host tastings, cocktails, tours and bottle sales at their distillery just east of Dripping Springs, TX located off of Highway 290. Frog pond serves up a variety of cocktails from a traditional cranberry vodka to a healthy green drink blended with a bit of Frog Pond booze. Stop by for a cocktail and sit on their porch in their oh-so-cute turquoise rocking chairs.




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