Still Austin Whiskey Co., Austin proper's first whiskey distillery since Prohibition, is opening on Saturday, September 23 within the Yard, the growing mixed-use warehouse development on St. Elmo Road. Along with the liquor production, the space will include a tasting room with sips and cocktails, whiskey garden, and tours of the property.
Still emphasizes grain-to-grass distilling method, where Texas corn and wheat are milled in-house, mashed, fermented, barreled, and bottled right on site. Guests will even be able to distill their own barrels of the whiskey using the micro-distillery equipment the distillery employs for testing.
Right now, Still is offering bottles of clear new make whiskeys that come from the stills, since the liquor hasn't had time to age. This includes the plain new make whiskey, made with corn, wheat, and malted barley, and the mother pepper whiskey, made with corn, wheat, malted barley, and peppers (pequin, smoked serrano, and aji amarillo).
Tasting room hours are from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. Tours, which can be booked online, are available at 2 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., and 7 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. on Sunday.
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