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Whiskey Wisdom

Balcones Rye Manhattan

The truth is no one knows who or where the Manhattan Cocktail was invented. In truth, it does not matter. I want to share the Balcones Rye Manhattan with you. I do feel some history is appropriate. The Manhattan Cocktail According to Wikipedia, a popular history...

Real Talk with Real Spirits Distilling

I have a fun discussion with head distiller of Real Spirits Distilling, Davin Topel. He shares background on the whiskeys and his journey to crafting the fine spirits. Follow along as we taste the fine spirits Davin is distilling HERE.  A couple of other...

Balcones Rye Glazed Turkey

Turkey can be tough to cook. Use our Balcones Rye Glazed Turkey recipe and be the king of Thanksgiving. We used a 4 lb turkey breast, but increase the ingredients and it works for a full turkey.   The recipe is simple but requires some planning. Depending on the size...

Smoked Old-Fashioned Ice Cube

Smoked Old-Fashioned Ice Cube! It is a fun novelty that adds a glimmer of sweet BBQ smoke to the cocktail. It is bitter forward bringing the whiskey to life in the finish. The longer you sip it the better it gets.   The concept of the Smoked...

Mother Pepper Pulled Pork

Brisket may be king in Texas, but this Mother Pepper pulled pork will have you craving for more. Not surprisingly it pairs wonderfully with a glass of Still Austin’s Mother Pepper Whiskey.There are many opinions on what makes the best BBQ and this recipe...

About the Texas Whiskey Festival

The mission of the festival is simple: To help promote and enhance the brands of the many great distilleries throughout Texas. Along with promotion, we want to educate whiskey lovers about the many top-of-the-line whiskeys being produced in our great state. And we’re doing it all while having fun, drinking great whiskey, and building memorable experiences.

As an organization, we know that Texas has some of the best distilleries and whiskeys in the world. The Texas Whiskey Festival is an opportunity to showcase that.

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