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When the Spirits Move You, Tour Through Dripping Springs’ Distillery District

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With a rather large concentration of breweries, wine tasting rooms, and spirit-related (the alcoholic kind) businesses to visit, Dripping Springs has a wealth of fun places to get to and fun tours to take around this segment of the marketplace. Beer, spirits, wine, and cider flow freely (sort of) in this town, and we’ve found a few places that near match the area’s Hill Country scenery in terms of charm and inviting atmosphere.

Treaty Oak Distilling Company

When the Spirits Move You, Tour Through Dripping Springs’ Distillery District

Photo: Facebook/Treaty Oak Brewing & Distilling

Treaty Oak Distilling Company sits on thirty acres of awe-inspiring Texas Hill Country property. Their Ranch opens to the public on weekends for tastings, cocktails, and full tours. That’s when they’ll also feature live music, have great pairing food, washer toss, a bean bag toss, and disc golf games, and sometimes helicopter tours of the property (check their website for more details) as well as Lake Travis and Hamilton Pool. Their gift shop is stocked with all of the spirits they produce as well as home bar items such as cocktail shakers, drink mixology guides, syrups, and company clothing for sale. They also feature an area on the property called the Rickhouse, set up amidst their barrels of aging product, outfitted with picnic tables and couches and a long wooden bar where their Chef can outfit you as well. Picnic-style food fair that’s borderline fine dining in the country, complete with charcuterie boards and duck confit tacos, this place has a whole lot of amazing to offer.

Last Stand Brewing Company

When the Spirits Move You, Tour Through Dripping Springs’ Distillery District

Photo: Facebook/Last Stand Brewing Company

Last Stand Brewing is open Friday through Sunday with tours and growler fills by appointment from Monday through Thursday. Their location features a taproom and shaded beer garden which offers tastings of four year-round products in addition to four to five rotating taps each weekend. They regularly announce new releases in their newsletter (which you can sign up for on their contact page of their website) as well as their social media accounts. They feature food trucks on site each Saturday and most Sundays, as well as live music during taproom hours. They also have what’s called The Growler Club for regular patrons and those that just like the sound of belonging to such a thing (don’t worry, we had to look it up too – it refers to a beer container of sorts, and they can explain it better!) In all, their atmosphere is great, they have solid product and fantastic local food pairings, and you won’t want to miss their special events (like Chicken Sh*t Bingo) It’s all in the name of good fun!

Revolution Spirits Distilling Co.

When the Spirits Move You, Tour Through Dripping Springs’ Distillery District

Photo: Facebook/Revolution Spirits

Revolution Spirits Distilling Co. began selling its first official bottles of gin in 2014, clearing out their entire batch in one day! Since then, their production hasn’t stopped, including two kinds of gin, fruit-based liqueurs, as well as a coffee liqueur. They’re also in the process of launching bitters, brandies, and experimenting with varying barrel-aging techniques. They offer tastings and tours from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturdays with no appointment necessary, and then by appointment throughout the rest of the week. Their product sells throughout the state of Texas, but their location in the Hill Country, as well as sales in Chicago, IL, keep the business on their toes and making new and exciting moves. Keep your eye on these guys; Revolution Spirits is one to watch.