Drippin’ Times: Q4 Newsletter

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Cheers to the new year

New year, new… just kidding! We wouldn’t change a thing about our Dripping Springs Vodka distilling process. 

In 2022, we promise to continue providing you with the same handcrafted, small batch vodka you know and love.

It’s been great having our distillery and tasting room full of our Small Batch Backers’ smiling faces once again. Since our grand opening event, we’ve started some exciting new events and food and drink specials.


Happy Hour Thursday

$5 Draft Cocktails and Tasting Flights

Half Off Shareables

5PM – 7PM

Shrimp Boil Saturday

Tender Shrimp

Hearty Potatoes

Live Music Sunday

1PM – 4PM

We are excited to announce that starting March 5th we are moving to extended hours! Join us Thursday – Friday 11:30-7:30 and Saturday-Sunday 10:30-5:30.

Distillers Corner

Dripping Springs is the name, distilling is our game, and we’re happy to share some sippin’ drippin’ spirits whenever possible! We are proud to be partnering with:

  • Houston Rodeo 
  • Austin Rodeo 
  • Come and Taste It (Austin)
  • Pits and Ashes
  • Pit Bosses
  • Cotton Q
  • Saltwater Legends Fishing Tournaments-Coast
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CEO for Dripping Springs Q4 Newsletter

Patrick Muskivitch

VP, Marketing

Favorite cocktail: DSV on the Rocks

“I received my BA in Marketing and Management from Monmouth University and I have been in the beverage and alcohol industry in a variety of roles and positions for 27 years now. I bring a diverse background and various experiences to the Dripping Springs Distilling family and I am so thankful and proud to be working for such an incredible organization, with tremendous people and support.”

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Kim Trujillo

Event Manager

Favorite cocktail: Espresso Martini

“I was born and raised in El Paso Texas and moved to Austin in 2020. My experience in the food and hospitality industry began in 2007 and I have been guest obsessed ever since! I am ecstatic to be able to share in such a talent rich environment with the incredible people on the Dripping Springs team. I look forward to all the amazing things that are to come.”

Coming soon




As the second oldest Texas Vodka and the third licensed distillery in the state, we thought it would only be fair to have an ode to Texas. Nothing says “Made in Texas” quite like an elegantly embossed bottle of Dripping Springs spirits.

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Introducing: New lemon vodka

When life gives you lemons, you probably make a Lemon Drop or a Tom Collins. When life gave us lemons, we made a BRAND NEW vodka flavor.




New look, same taste

Our brand new Dripping Springs Orange Vodka labels are coming soon to shelves near you. Stay tuned!

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dripping springs orange vodka



Over the holiday season we ran a Drink In Good Spirit campaign that generated over $40,000 in proceeds that were donated directly to our local food banks.

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New Distillery Cocktails

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Skinny ‘Rita’

Super fresh skinny margaritas made with Dripping Springs Vodka, fresh lemon, and a salt rim, it doesn’t get much better than that. The Skinny ‘Rita’ is coming soon to our distillery menu.

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Pink, fruity, and fresh, this Orange Razzle cocktail makes the perfect refreshing cocktail for any occasion. Come and sip on this orange vodka, raspberry, lemon, and sparkling water cocktail under our shaded oak grove.

2/25 – 2/27 Mardi Gras Weekend Special
  • Crawfish Boil
  • Hurricanes
  • Beads
  • Live Music (26th and 27th)
  • 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM
2/27  Open That Bottle Day!
3/5  Texas Independence Day Celebration 
  • 1030-8pm Extended Hours
  • Jesse Stratton Band – 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Live Music 1 PM – 4 PM
  • Texas Themed Drink & Food Specials
  • Frito Pie
  • BBQ
  • Pecan Pie & Blue Bell Ice Cream 
3/17 St. Patrick’s Day
3/24 National Cocktail Day

Drippin’ Times: Q3 Newsletter

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It’s Fall Y’all

The leaves on the trees are turning to hues of red, yellow, and orange and a crisp breeze is in the air… it is officially fall!

Let’s celebrate the change of season with a glass full of flavor and cheers to all of the sippin’ drippin’ good times this holiday season has to bring.

 There’s nothing quite like a fine, fall day spent out in the Texas Hill Country sipping on refreshing cocktails. We waited a year-and-a-half to welcome our Small Batch Backers back to the distillery and now our gates are open with so many new exciting cocktails, food, and activities to enjoy.



On August 26th we hosted the grand opening of our brand new tasting room, the Visitor Center! Visitor Center features craft cocktails, a wine bar, a southern bites kitchen, tours, tastings, Sunday Brunch, and more.

You’re invited to take a full distillery tour and visit our bottle shop for bottles and merchandise while you’re out for a visit. Visitor Center is open weekly on the following days and times:

Thursday 10:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Friday – Sunday 10:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Shrimp Boil Saturdays

Hill Country Brunch Sundays

For special events and specialty extended hours, please visit our events calendar.


Distillers Hall

Adjacent to Visitor Center is our wedding and special events venue, Distillers Hall. If you’d like to tour our facility or book your special event, you can do so now at 

distillers hall wedding

Our new wedding and special events venue blends the best of upscale, contemporary Hill Country style with the artisanal craftsmanship that has made our brand a Texas favorite for 15 years.

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Raise a Glass for our Sister Spirits!

Republic Tequila

Like the state it’s named after, Republic Tequila is crafted with passion and determination. Since it was founded by living legend and Texas cowboy Tom Nall in 2005, Republic Tequila has proven to be a versatile spirit packed full of flavors that are fit for any season. Try our Republic Plata or Resposado in your favorite fall cocktail or pour a glass of our Republic Añejo or Extra Anejo expressions for some smooth, cool weather sipping.

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Martine Honeysuckle Liqueur

Who said fall has to be all about pumpkin? Martine is the only honeysuckle liqueur on the market and it is the perfect pairing for many holiday recipes. Pair it with a cup of hot, apple cider or add it to your hot chocolate for a twist on some fall favorites. You can also add an ounce to your favorite holiday cake recipe batter or add a splash to your champagne for an extra special New Years cheers!

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Jason Davies

Production Manager, Dripping Springs Distilling

Favorite cocktail: Electric Lady

Jason was born and raised in the flatland oil country of Odessa, Texas. He studied history at Texas A&M University in College Station, before heading back to Odessa where he met his amazing wife and 2 step sons. They moved to New Braunfels in 2015 to enjoy floating the river and spending time in San Antonio and Austin. 

Working many years behind the bar, and developing an appreciation for spirits and the history behind them, Jason sought a job as a night distiller at Dripping Springs Distilling. “I have been blessed to become the Production Manager in a few short years, and love creating world class spirits with a great group of bottlers & distillers. My favorite product is the Dripping Springs Artisan Gin, which goes into my favorite cocktail, The Electric Lady. Yes, it is pink, and it is delicious! Everyone should come out to Visitor Center to give it a try.”

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Todd Shelton

Production Superintendent, Texacello

Favorite cocktail:  Free (especially if it is a  Dripping Springs Traditional Gin Dry Martini)

Todd has been with Dripping Springs Distilling for 7 years. “I pursued the job as a result of my wanting to further explore my home brewing hobby…and per my wife’s suggestion.” 

Todd loves playing music with his 13-year-old son, camping with his 11-year-old daughter and spending any time he can with his 29-year-old sister.

Coming soon


Back by popular demand

Special edition wildlife labels

You asked, we answered. Our special edition Wildlife Labels are back this year, and they are available for purchase exclusively at the bottle shop at Dripping Springs Distilling.

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give back and drink in good spirit food bank campaign


Drink in Good Spirit and support your local food bank this fall season!

From now until the end of November, every bottle of Dripping Springs Vodka or Gin you buy also helps donate a meal to those in need this upcoming holiday season. If you’re located in or near the Austin area, we also invite you to participate in our local food drive! We will be accepting canned good donations at our Distillery during our typical hours of operation.

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Looking for Your Favorite Recipes?

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Pumpkin Spice Martini

Feeling like a basic witch? This Pumpkin Spice Martini is perfect for you.

  • 1.5 oz Dripping Springs Vodka
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 
  • 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur 
  • 1 oz Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Nutmeg

Berry Chill Springs

The seasons change but the warm weather lingers… good thing Dripping Springs Gin is MINT for all seasons. This Berry Chill Springs cocktail is minty fresh and fitting for any holiday party.

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  • 1.5 oz Dripping Springs Artisan Gin
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • 1 oz Cranberry juice
  • ½ oz Lemon juice
  • Sprig of fresh mint
Make IT:

In a rocks glass full of ice, add all the ingredients and stir. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and fresh, whole cranberries.

Cinnamon Maple Whiskey Sour


Infused with the best flavors of the season, this delicious whiskey libation will have you FALLing in love over and over again.

cinnamon maple whiskey sour
  • 2 oz 1876 Straight Texas Bourbon
  • ½ oz Pure Maple Syrup
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Pinch of Cinnamon
Make IT:
  • Add all ingredients to a shaker tin and shake vigorously without ice for 30 seconds. Add ice and shake again. 
  • Fine strain into a rocks glass full of ice.
  • Garnish with a lemon wheel and another pinch of cinnamon and enjoy responsibly.

Spiced Orange Coffee

Break out your inner barista and add a little sippin’ drippin’ spirit with this Spiced Orange Coffee recipe.

Make IT:
  • Steep coffee in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Remove the coffee bag and add vodka, vanilla syrup, and heavy whipping cream.
  • Stir well and sweeten to taste. Garnish with a toasted orange slice.
  • 1.5 oz Dripping Springs Orange Vodka
  • 1 bag Golden Ratio Chai Spiced Gold Coffee
  • 1 oz Monin Vanilla Syrup
  • 1 oz Heavy whipping cream
  • 6 oz Hot water
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Apple Cider Margarita

Who says margaritas are only for the summertime?! You can sip and savor this flavorful cocktail for all of fall!

Make IT:
  • Add tequila, orange liqueur, cider, lime juice, and a pinch each of the ground cinnamon and the ground ginger to a shaker tin full of ice.
  • Shake really well for 30-60 seconds or until frothy.
  • Fine strain into a rocks glass full of fresh ice
  • Garnish with the Cinnamon Stick and 1 Star Anise and sip responsibly!
  • 1.5 oz Reposado Republic Tequila
  • ½ oz Paula’s Texas Orange Liqueur 
  • 1 oz Apple Cider
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • Cinnamon Stick and Star Anise for Garnish 
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10/15 – 10/:16 Dripping Springs Distilling and Twisted X Brewing Songwriter’s House at Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival.
10/15 105.3 The Fan’s Shan Shariff Live @ Lakewood Medallion Dallas 5:00-7:00 PM
10/18 Witte Museum Big Game Dinner
10/18 First Tee Golf Tournament at Oak Hills Country Club SATX
10/19 International Gin & Tonic Day
10/29  Halloween Weekend Extended Hours at Visitor CENTER
10/29  Halloween Happy Hour 5:00 – 7:00 PM at VISITOR CENTER
10/29  Movie in the Oak Grove 7:30 PM – COCO at VISITOR CENTER
10/30 Houston Zoo Black & White Ball
10/30  Halloween Weekend Extended Hours at VISITOR CENTER
10/30  Movie in the Oak Grove 7:30 PM – IT at VISITOR CENTER
10/31  Halloween Day Normal Hours at VISITOR CENTER
11/11 Dripping Springs Gives Back Day
11/12 105.3 The Fan’s Shan Shariff live @ Raymond’s Liquor Stop 5-7 Pm
11/12 National Happy Hour Day
12/14 National Screwdriver Day
12/31 National Champagne Day

Drippin’ Times: Q2 Newsletter

A Sippin’ Drippin’ Summer

This summer is all about being surrounded by good company and good cocktails. From the opening of our brand new tasting room and event venue to refreshing cocktails perfect for those long summer days,  it’s clear it’s going to be a Sippin’ Drippin’ Summer.



Visitor Center Opens July 22!

After over a year of construction and anticipation, we mean it when we say, the wait is almost over. Our brand new tasting room and event space opens its doors to welcome back all of our small batch backers on July 22nd. The tasting room will offer handcrafted cocktails and a tasting of our select spirits. 

Dripping Springs Vodka | Dripping Springs Gin | 1876 Bourbon 
Outdoor view of Dripping Springs Wedding Venue, Distillers Hall
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Celebrate America’s Birthday


Get patriotic this 4th of July and support our heroes in style with a red, white and blue Dripping Springs Vodka t-shirt or tank. 

 For every shirt sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Wounded Warrior Project. They’re selling fast. Get yours in time for the 4th!

Distillers Corner


Dripping Springs Artisan Gin

Our Dripping Springs Artisan Gin and Traditional Gin begin with a hand-selected, nine botanical blend that consists of different ratios of juniper, florals, spices, and hand-zested citrus. We steep our gin in the botanical blend for four days before running it through our small, copper pot stills a second time. Our distillers then pull the purest form of the gin from the heart of that 40-gallon batch and finish it with our signature mineral-rich, Hill Country spring water.

Botanicals being added to small batch of Dripping Springs Artisan Gin
Paula's Process
Paula’s Liqueur

Our Paula’s Orange, Lemon, and Grapefruit Liqueurs are infused with real citrus that our distillers take off the fruit by hand. They are made from an all corn-spirit, sweetened with pure cane sugar, and finished with Texas Hill Country rainwater. Each flavor is all-natural and gluten-free. Add 1/2 oz of your favorite of these three citrus flavors to champagne or add 1 oz to your favorite pilsner or blonde ale for a Texas twist on a summer shandy.

Kristi Quick Venue Operations Manager, Dripping Springs Distilling

Kristi Quick

Distillers Hall and Visitor Center Manager

Favorite cocktail: Paloma

Kristi is an Austin, Texas native. She loves being in nature and is her happiest in the mountains or in the water. She also has a passion for fitness and nutrition so when she’s not outside, you can usually find her in the kitchen. Otherwise, she’s chillin’ with her two kids or staying up late binging on the latest Netflix series.

Annie Fritz

Distillers Hall and Visitor Center Events Coordinator

Favorite cocktail: Mexican Martini

Annie Fritz is a Texas State University graduate who has previously worked in the beer and hospitality industry. She enjoys going to concerts and grabbing drinks with friends, as well as shopping for vinyl records. Annie is very excited to be working for DSD, and she can’t wait to make events come to life! 

Holley Stillman, Venue Operations Assistant Manager, Dripping Springs Distilling

Holley Stillman

Distillers Hall and Visitor Center Assistant Manager

Favorite cocktail: Moscow Mule

Holley Stillman is a country girl from Michigan. She has a great passion for people and loves making people laugh. She has been in the hospitality industry for 15 years. She is excited to open up Distillers Hall. 

Coming soon


1876 Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey


This limited, distiller-selected, cask strength bourbon will be available in 375mL bottles this August. They will only be available for purchase at the bottle shop in Visitor Center at Dripping Springs Distilling. 

1876 Cask Strength Bottle


Take Me Out to The Ball Game

The Round Rock Express kick-off their 2021 season and the Dripping Springs Bullpen Bar reopens. Stop by, say hi, and grab your favorite DSD cocktail. Snap an Insta worth pic at the game? Don’t forget to tag us!


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New Way to Find Your Favorite Recipes

Search for your favorite Dripping Springs cocktail by spirit, flavor, occasion, and much more.

Spicy Pineapple Sparkler

Yummy pineapple and a hint of jalapeño make this the perfect sunny day delight!


  • 1.5 oz Dripping Springs Vodka
  • 2 oz Republic Spirit Blends Pineapple Jalapeño Mixer
  • 2 oz Sparkling Water
  • Pineapple Wedge Garnish
Chilton Cocktail


Enjoy poolside for a lighter and refreshing summer treat!


Rim a pint glass with kosher salt. Add ice and add vodka, lemon juice, and sparkling water. 

  • 1.5 oz Dripping Springs Vodka
  • 2 oz Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz Sparkling Water
  • Salt Rim
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Zesty Palmer

This #imallnatural cocktail is super refreshing on these super-hot days. The hint of orange zest and fresh lime makes this the perfect, light twist on an iced tea.


Add all ingredients to a shaker tin full of ice. Shake well until stevia is dissolved. Strain over fresh ice in a Collins glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

  • 1.5 oz Dripping Springs Orange Vodka
  • 2 oz Unsweet Black Tea
  • 1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 packet/1tsp stevia sweetener
Bell Springs Bramble Cocktail

Bell Springs Bramble

Named for the street outside our distillery, this twist on a classic gin cocktail is floral, fruity, and the perfect summer sunset companion.

  1. Add berries to the bottom of a rocks glass and muddle.
  2. Pack crushed ice on top of the berries up to about ¼ inch from the top of the glass.
  3. Add gin, lemon juice, and simple syrup.
  4. Fill to top with sparkling water.
  5. Garnish with a raspberry, blackberry, and lemon wedge and enjoy responsibly.
  • 2 oz Dripping Springs Artisan Gin
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp simple syrup
  • 2 oz sparkling water
  • Handful of mixed berries (sliced strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries)

Suckleberry ‘Sicle Sipper

This slightly sweet, herbal, and incredibly floral cocktail is the perfect pairing with your outdoor summer BBQ!

  1. . Fill a mason jar half way with crushed ice.
  2. Add tequila, Martine, and strawberry lemonade
  3.  Stir drink for 30 seconds with the strawberry popsicle and sip responsibly
  • 1.5 oz Republic Tequila Plata
  • ½ oz Martine Honeysuckle Liqueur
  • 3 oz Strawberry Lemonade
  • Real Fruit Strawberry Popsicle 
Dripping in history
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Sunday 7/4:  Independence Day: Be sure to enter our 4th of July Giveaway on the Dripping Springs Vodka Instagram page


Saturday 7/10: Charity Spike ATX


Thursday 7/15: Dripping Springs Country Club Spazmatics Concert


Sunday 7/18: TPSA Trade Show & Convention


Saturday 7/24: National Tequila Day: Giveaway on Republic Tequila and Z Tequila Instagram pages


Monday 8/2: Dripping Springs Distilling Celebrates the company’s 16th Anniversary


Wednesday 8/25: National Whiskey Sour Day: Giveaway on Republic Whiskey and 1876 Bourbon Instagram Pages


Monday 9/6: Labor Day: Be sure to enter our Labor Day Giveaway on Dripping Springs Distilling’s Instagram


Monday 9/13-Sun 9/19: Negroni Week: We’ll be giving away Dripping Springs Gin swag all week long to celebrate. Follow us on Instagram to get the scoop!


Saturday 9/18: The Mer-Tini Shakedown:  A friendly – yet fierce – contest among local mixologists that shake it up the 2nd weekend of Splash Fest.
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Best Tasting Spirits Review for Dripping Springs Vodka

Dripping Springs vodka was created by brothers Gary and Kevin Kelleher.  It was introduced in 2007.  It is micro-distilled over 20 times in small 50 gallon batches in proprietary handmade copper pot stills with sweet Mid-Western non-GMO corn and pure mineral-rich artesian spring water.  It is then slow filtered through Swedish activated carbon before bottling at 80 proof. The aroma has notes of corn and vanilla with an alcohol backing.  In my mouth, the feel is soft and creamy.  The lush milky flavored entry is joined by subtle fresh corn building to a creamy natural vanilla peak.  It fades with a mild sting, a little heat, and a hint of charcoal taste on the silky finish.  This is a vodka smooth enough to sip on the rocks, with a flavor that will enhance, instead of distract from your favorite cocktail.



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Vodkaphiles Dripping Springs Vodka Reviews

I’m a veteran vodka drinker and a bartender at a resort in Texas. When I first tried Dripping Springs I was pleasantly surprised at the crystal clear taste and the long smooth finish. There’s a hint of sweetness and you can also taste a trace of the mineral-rich Texas Hill Country spring water that they use to hand craft this vodka. It’s micro-distilled 20 times in small proprietary copper stills and then filtered through charcoal. The best martini I’ve ever had! No vermouth needed.
Reviewer: Vicky Braden

Reviewer: Tom Servaux

I’m frankly not much of a vodka connoisseur although I can appreciate Grey Goose, Stoli, ketel one, etc. but they just don’t fit into my budget so I buy Taaka (cough). Recently, I read about Dripping Springs from a note on the shelf. I had to try it. I added no vermouth, no olive juice, no olives just shook it up with ice and poured it. I can see why it scooped the aforementioned vodka’s. I’ve been bragging about it ever since and now its my brand regardless of cost.
Reviewer: Robert W. Kerrigan




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Southern Distilling News Video – Dripping Springs Vodka Review

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BF World – George’s Rants & Raves: Dripping Springs Vodka

Vodka from Texas? Is there any place left on the planet where vodka is not distilled? When I think of Vodka, Poland and Russia rush to the forefront of my mind. Texas doesn’t even appear on the horizon. When I think of Texas I think of hot muggy days, wide open prairies, George W Bush, the Dallas Cowboy’s cheerleaders, and fire ants – and not necessarily in that order. Lately, I have tried vodka from Iceland and Dayton, Ohio so I guess anything is possible.

There is definitely a movement a feet. That’s right, I meant to say feet not foot. It’s difficult to have movement with only one foot. Movement with one foot usually consists of move the foot, fall down. So what’s this movement? It’s the movement of vodka toward the affordable luxury category also known as bargain super premiums. Dripping Springs Vodka is an excellent case in point.


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Dripping Springs mention in LostInAustin – BEST AUSTIN DISTILLERIES

Dripping Springs Distilling’s award-winning vodka is what first put them on the map back in 2007 and 2008. Made in 50-gallon copper pot stills, their small-batch vodka is fresh and neutral, great on its own or in cocktails.

Gin was next on the agenda, which was soon winning its own award categories. The vodka and gin are still made onsite in Dripping Springs. But the distillery has now acquired several small-batch liquor brands like 1876 Bourbon, Republic Whiskey, and Paula’s Liqueur. Stop by their tasting room for seasonal cocktails or tastes of their vodkas, gins, and bourbons.


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Dripping Springs Mention in The Trillist – 9 Weekend Getaways to Escape Dallas for a Few Days

With so many great things to do in Dallas on any given weekend, you might wonder why you’d ever want to leave. The simple answer is this: Road trips are undeniably fun, and a quality road trip playlist makes the time fly by (which is important in Texas). Whether you’re looking for an outdoor adventure through a cypress forest, a day of wine sampling, or an entire town dedicated to smoked meats, there’s a weekend destination that’s sure to meet your needs. That said, “not too far” is especially relevant when traveling in Texas, so we’ve kept our roster of weekend getaways within a five-hour drive of Dallas. Here are the spots you need to mark on your map.


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Vodka 40% ABV, Orange Vodka 37.5% ABV, Artisan Gin 42.5% ABV, Traditional Gin 47.5 ABV.

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