AUSTIN, Texas — Still Austin Whiskey Co. announces the addition of a new member to their family of products with the release of Texas Rye Gin. Made from a unique base of rye grains, the spirit is distilled in small batches in a copper pot still, and is Texas’ first Rye Gin.
“We knew the rye going into our whiskeys had a lot of heart and we wanted to let that shine in a new way,” said Andrew Braunberg, General Manager of Production for Still Austin Whiskey Co. “Most distillers work with a neutral base spirit like vodka as their gin base but we took a different route. We selected botanicals that would build on and complement the unique base for our Texas Rye Gin.”
Still Austin Whiskey Co.’s Texas Rye Gin delivers spice as well as soft floral and citrus notes with an earthy character. Sweetness is balanced by notes of herbaceous allspice and cinnamon. Featuring botanicals of juniper berries, coriander seeds, citrus peels, elderflowers and allspice berries, the gin greets the palate with an initial brightness and creamy mouthfeel followed by a warm finish.
“Gin is having a resurgence in the U.S. We’re really excited to bring Texas Rye Gin to market as another Still Austin product that’s in line with our approach and dedication to local Texas grains,” said Chris Seals, CEO of Still Austin Whiskey Co.
Craft spirit enthusiasts can also anticipate the release of additional diverse spirits including a Barrel Aged Texas Rye Gin finished in rye bour bon barrels. Still Austin Whiskey Co. hopes to release its first aged whiskey products later this year.
Texas Rye Gin will be available for purchase at both the distillery and select retailers in both Austin and San Antonio, Texas, starting June 16, 2018.
About Still Austin Whiskey Co.
Still Austin Whiskey Co. is a grain-to-glass distillery dedicated to transforming simple grains into amazing spirits. All spirits are made by hand in Austin, Texas from grains provided by Texas farmers. Still Austin Whiskey Co. is commited to creating Texas expressions of American Craft Whiskey; by making spirits from scratch, quality is ensured at every step. Spirits are sold and served in their tasting room and are available in bars, restaurants and liquor stores. The distillery is located at 440 East St. Elmo Road, Austin, Texas 78745. Tasting room hours are Thursday: 1pm–9pm, Friday: 1pm -11pm, Saturday: Noon -11pm and Sunday: Noon -6pm. Tours and tastings are available Thursday & Friday: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, Saturday: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, 7pm and Sunday: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. For more information visit www.stillaustin.com. Visit on Facebook at Facebook.com/StillATX and follow on Twitter @StillAtX and Instagram @Still_ATX.