KINDRED SPIR­ITS

Dis­till our drink­ing hearts: Texas is home to a grow­ing num­ber of hand­crafted whiskeys.

Austin Way - - NOW IN AUSTIN - dev­il­sriver­whiskey.com –Lau­rel Miller St. Elmo Road, 512.276.2700, stil­laustin.com 225 S. 11th St., Waco, 254.755.6003, bal­cones­dis­till­ing.com 31560 Ranch Road 12, Drip­ping Springs, 512.934.7685, koop­er­fam­ily.com 2218 US 281 N., 830.833.3033, ben­mil­amwhis

1STILL AUSTIN WHISKEY CO.

Grain-to-glass whiskies and dis­tinc­tive fla­vor pro­files are the hall­marks of Austin´s first whiskey dis­tillery since lro­hi­bi­tion. otill of­fers opAod stor­age D$2,5LLE and custom dis­till­ing ex­pe­ri­ences (from $250). 440 E.

2DEVILS RIVER WHISKEY

Lime­stone-fil­tered wa­ter is the most crit­i­cal in­gre­di­ent in bour­bon, and the re­mote Devils niver, near Del nio, has the best in pexas. phatCs why dis­tillery owner and mas­ter crafts­man Mike 'ameron uses it in his award-win­ning 90-proof small-batch bour­bon.

3BALCONES DIS­TILL­ING

The ac­claimed 9-year-old dis­tillery re­cently re­lo­cated to Waco´s glo­ri­ously re­stored Texas Fire­proof Stor­age Ware­house. Deep-dive into the new twohour rel tours, which in­clude ex­clu­sive tast­ings.

4KOOPER FAM­ILY WHISKEY CO.

Ex­pe­ri­enced dis­tillers Troy and Michelle Kooper fo­cus ex­clu­sively on the art of ag­ing and blend­ing small-batch rye. The new pri­vate tast­ing room is open to the pub­lic for spe­cial events like tast­ings of lim­ited-edi­tion re­lease whiskeys.

5BEN MILAM WHISKEY

Try cock­tails or flights at the dis­tillery´s cozy new Blanco tast­ing roomW the sin­gle bar­rel bour­bon won a rare dou­ble gold medal at this year´s San Fran­cisco World Spir­its 'om­pe­ti­tion. Book a pri­vate cock­tail pair­ing din­ner in the bar­rel room, with a freshly pre­pared feast.

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