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Breweries tend to get a lot of attention these days, but don’t forget the distilleries. There are so many craft distilleries in the Austin region, you’ll definitely want to check them out in the new year. Here are a few places to start.

Crowded Barrel Whiskey Co.

This distillery stands out from the crowd, being the first crowdsourced whiskey distillery in the entire world. And it wasn’t just funded by the public – it’s run that way, too. Instead of being led by the whim of wealthy investors, this company relies on its Patreon supporters to determine their direction. This business model allows them to do what is most important to them: bring a sense of curiosity to the world of whiskey. What more can be done? What new territories can be explored? Crowded Barrel and its supporters are eager to find out.

Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery

This brand was named after the oldest swimming hole in Austin. It’s all about people coming together to have a good time. And that’s what these spirits are designed to do: create community and joy.

Banner Distilling Co.

Founded by two people – Logan Simpson and Anthony Jimenez – with a passion for beer and spirits, this company is on a mission to create a true Texan distilling heritage. They give free tours and tastings at their East Austin location and welcome folks to come by and learn more about their amazing whiskey and vodka – because they believe that their spirits are just as good (and even better) than the big names.

Unum Craft Distillations

This distillery is still working on procuring a tasting room, but in the meantime, they have tasting events around the region – just check out their website to find out where they’ll be and when. They also offer distillery tours and online events like “Meet the Distiller” in order to educate the public about their craft and business.

Still Austin Whiskey Co.

This business is all about Austin. It wants its whiskey to touch every single person in the city, from musicians to artists, from dreamers to lovers. Their branding is beautifully artistic, truly showing off their commitment to the creative process, including in the art of distilling.

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