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Imbibe the Taste of True Texas at Hill Country Distillers in Comfort

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Feel helpless against cedar allergies? Wish there was a way to get back at cactus for being so pokey? Hill Country Distillers has just the thing! Texas Revenge Gin is handcrafted from two things Texans loathe: cedar trees and cactus! Harvested locally and made with distilled rainwater, the spirits at Hill Country Distillers go beyond feisty gin and are all made without chemicals, extracts, or additives.

Some options at Hill Country Distillers. Take your pick and drink up

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Located at 723 Front St. in Comfort and led by John and Cayce Kovacs, this family owned and operated distillery stands out by the range of products with locally sourced ingredients and because no corn or grains are used in distilling. The tasting room is open Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dogs are welcome indoors and out, plus the site features a covered deck, live music, big screen TVs, and a creative cocktail menu. Club memberships are also available with great discounts and perks!

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Truly Texan in nature, Hill Country Distillers features adult beverage favorites. Texas Prickly Pear Cactus Spirits are not infused but instead fermented and single distilled out of nopales. It’s 102 proof and considered roughly between tequila and vodka. Texas Jalapeño Moonshine is also not infused but fermented and single distilled. Fresh green jalapeno is the initial taste, which makes this spirit popular in Bloody Marys. Previously mentioned Texas Revenge Gin is ultra-smooth via cactus, Ashe Juniper berries, orange peel, lemon peel, and cinnamon sticks. Barrel Aged Prickly Pear Cactus Moonshine will soon have ‘moonshine’ removed from its name because its scares people away from this refreshing spirit! Its unique flavor is obtained by aging in used bourbon barrels and new charred oak barrels. The Texas Dulce line starts as moonshine and is then infused only with hand zested fresh fruits, distilled rainwater, and simple syrup. Seasonal products are also created, and brandy is next on the distillery list! Try one for yourself to see just what drinking Texas tastes like.