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Whiskey Wisdom

Teetotaler Cocktail

Teetotaler Cocktail

It is a bit ironic, but not surprising to have a cocktail named after the practice of alcohol abstinence. The Teetotaler cocktail named after teetotalism came about...who knows.   From Wikipedia. The movement was first started in the early 19th century in Preston...

Lone Elm Blueberry Smash

Lone Elm Blueberry Smash

The Lone Elm Blueberry Smash follows an old school template. What is a smash? A smash is a cocktail template, that goes at least as far back as Jerry Thomas' 1862 How to Mix Drinks. It is a concoction of spirits, sugar, and mint. Extra fruit, either in the form of...

Ben Milam Horsecar

Ben Milam Horsecar

The horse-drawn tram (horsecar) was an early form of public rail transport that became the name of a drink. We do not know it's origins, but that it appeared in the 1956 edition of the Esquire Drink Book. The Ben Milam Horsecar is a variation on the unknown cocktail....

Iron Wolf Big Tex

Iron Wolf Big Tex

For most of us Texans when we hear Big Tex it brings memories of the 52' Cowboy and fried food from our beloved State Fair. Well, this cocktail ain't fried, but it is big on flavor. The Iron Wolf Big Tex is a bold citrus forward cocktail guaranteed to quench your...

Rye and Coffee Brisket

Rye and Coffee Brisket

Barbecue is a staple of Texas Cuisine and the king of the cuisine is Brisket! It is how a judge the quality of a BBQ joint, it is the cut of meat we all want to master, some have, and some of us are still trying. We fall in the latter, but through years of attempts,...

Treaty Oak Mint Julep

Treaty Oak Mint Julep

Barbecue is a staple of Texas Cuisine and the king of the cuisine is Brisket! It is how a judge the quality of a BBQ joint, it is the cut of meat we all want to master, some have, and some of us are still trying. We fall in the latter, but through years of attempts,...

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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