Texas Whiskey Festival Adds 8 New Sponsors for March 31st Event in Austin, Texas

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The lineup of blenders and distillers showcases a wide diversity of approaches and tastes for everyone in attendance.

The Texas Whiskey Festival today announced eight new distilleries that have been added to the event, taking place March 31st, at 7:00 PM in the Bullock Texas State History Museum. The Festival provides a casual and informative setting for whiskey enthusiasts to meet Texas’ master blenders and distillers, while enjoying an evening of food, entertainment and cigars designed to complement the craft whiskey brands showcased.

“The lineup of blenders and distillers we’ve assembled represents the best of Texas Whiskey, and it’s not just unrivaled quality – there’s also a wide diversity of different approaches and tastes that will be showcased for everyone in attendance,” said event co-founder Jake Clements.

Brands participating in the Texas Whiskey Festival include:    


  •     1876 Bourbon – founded in 2005, the San Luis Spirits Distilling Company is the second-oldest family-owned distillery in Texas. The newly-released 1876 Bourbon is the sixth product from their award-winning distillery.
  •     Andalusia Whiskey Co. – Blanco, Texas-based Andalusia produces grain-to-glass single malt whiskeys from Texas Hill Country that call upon deeply-rooted traditions of Irish and Scottish distilling.
  •     Balcones Distilling – Since its inception in 2008, Balcones Distilling out of Waco has been at the forefront of the modern craft distilling movement. Now celebrating their tenth year, the distillery has earned a worldwide reputation for big whiskies and an unwavering commitment to authenticity. Well known for the critically-acclaimed ‘1’ Texas Single Malt, Balcones is also distilling blue corn whisky, rye whisky and rum.    
  •     Ben Milam Whiskey – Named after Texas Revolutionary hero Ben Milam, the Blanco, TX based distillery’s Ben Milam Single Barrel Bourbon won a Double Gold Award in the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal in The Fifty Best Bourbons Competition. Ben Milam Distillery was created by music industry vet Marsha Milam to honor her Texas ancestor and to celebrate the spirit of independence which lives in all Texans.
  •     Garrison Brothers Distilling – brings a single-minded dedication to the art of making fine bourbon. Garrison Brothers’ is known for crafting the first whiskey ever made in Texas, as well as the world’s first bourbon authentically cooked, fermented, distilled and bottled outside of Kentucky or Tennessee.
  •     IronRoot Republic – the Denison, Texas-based family-owned distillery incorporates French Brandy techniques to create distinctive whiskeys from scratch. Their philosophy is influenced by Denison’s “Iron” grape roots, which have forever linking Cognac, France and Denison, Texas together.
  •     Still Austin Whiskey Co. – Recently launched in the fall of 2017 in South Austin’s warehouse district, this 100% grain-to-glass operation mills, mashes, ferments, distills, barrels and bottles craft whiskeys utilizing ingredients provided by local farmers.
  •     Yellow Rose Distilling – Founded in 2010, Yellow Rose became Houston’s first legal whiskey distillery, and its yellow Rose spirits feature a wide array of single malt and blended whiskeys, as well as premium bourbons, including its Outlaw Bourbon.

The Texas Whiskey Festival promotes local brands and distilleries throughout Texas that are crafting some of the nation’s finest whiskey. The evening provides a perfect setting for educating whiskey lovers and introducing them to top-shelf whiskeys produced throughout Texas. It’s also a fun and entertaining evening that’s designed to build memorable experiences between whiskey enthusiasts and the state’s most innovative distillers.

Tickets are available at http://www.txwhiskeyfest.com.

Continuous updates are available on the event’s Facebook page, at facebook.com/TXWhiskeyFest.

Additional Texas distilleries interested in showcasing products, and interacting with up to 500 whiskey enthusiasts can contact event producers at: distilleries(at)txwhiskeyfest(dot)com.

Members of the media interested in media partnerships, or in helping to judge the gold-medal-award winners at the event are encouraged to contact media(at)txwhiskeyfest(dot)com.

About the Texas Whiskey Festival

The mission of the festival is simple: To help promote and enhance the brands of the many great distilleries throughout Texas. Along with promotion, we want to educate whiskey lovers about the many top-of-the-line whiskeys being produced in our great state – and we’re doing it all while having fun, drinking great whiskey, and building memorable experiences. As an organization, we know that Texas has some of the best distilleries and whiskeys in the world. The Texas Whiskey Festival is an opportunity to showcase that. For more information, please visit: https://txwhiskeyfest.com.

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