Edible Houston Distillery Guide 2016

September 19, 2016
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From sugarcane growing next to the distillery to vines of raisins dehydrating under the sun, from grains to spices, pot stills to charred barrels: Local spirits are making a splash! Houston’s craft spirits scene is growing. New distilleries are opening and bars are creating local cocktail menus. Our established distilleries keep refining their crafted spirits with each small batch. Bourbon, vodka, aquavit, gin—it is increasingly fun to shop for locally made spirits. What’s more, many of our favorites even have a tasting room where you can sip samples, meet the distiller and tour the facilities to learn how it is made.

This Spirits Guide is to give you an idea of what is distilling out there in our own backyard. These artisans want to introduce you to their home-grown, darn good spirits—their dedication to bringing unique, handcrafted spirits to our local market shows in every bottle. Use this Guide to plan visits to the distilleries. Buy a bottle to use at home and ask the barkeep to use local spirits in your favorite cocktail!

BJ HOOKER'S

BJ Hooker’s Vodka is a handmade soft winter wheat vodka distilled using a hybrid pot still out of Houston, Texas. Our goal is simple: to make the best vodka in the world and offer it at a good fair price that benefits everyone including the manufacturer, distributor, retailer and most importantly the customer.

• Texan made and owned
• Distilled and bottled in Houston, Texas
• 8 times Distilled
• 40% alcohol by volume
• Made from soft winder wheat instead of more commonly used red wheat or corn
• Bottled in a unique retro-style bottle with cork

Tours
Fridays
2 pm
Saturdays
noon and 2pm

BJ Hooker’s Distilleries
281-209-2007
1300 E. Richey Rd., Ste. B, Houston

bjhookersvodka.com

RAILEAN

Railean is the first women-owned distillery to produce American Rum™ certified as "Made in USA". Railean produces rum, agave spirits, vodka and whiskey - each crafted with quality over quantity in mind. All spirits 100% fermented, distilled & bottled in Texas. Railean gives you a choice between imported mass produced Rum / Tequila and higher quality american rum and agave spirits made in the USA.

• Featured on Travel Channel – Booze Traveler (Season 2 – Episode 8) Texas is Full of It.
• Tasting Room – Pirate Themed Bar, 100+ Craft Cocktails, Live Music
• The Original Texas Rum™ – Sugar Cane Rum, White, Reserve XO, Spiced, Lime, Coconut, Small Cask Single Barrel
• Best Distillery Tour in Texas – great value, educational, fun
• Must be 21 or older with valid ID to enter the facilities

Tours
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 4pm-8pm
Fridays
6pm
Saturdays
1pm, 3pm and 5pm

Railean Distillery
341 5th St., San Leon
713- 545-2742

railean.com

VALHALLA PREMIUM AQUAVIT

Valhalla Premium Aquavit™ is a unique brand of aquavit, made right here in Houston, Texas. Instead of one or two spices that dominate the flavor, Valhalla uses seven to enhance and balance the flavors into a harmonious whole. Once the herbs and spices impart their flavoring to the vodka, it is aged in American and French oak barrels for a unique and memorable aquavit experience. Valhalla Premium Aquavit™ has an incredible nose with an especially smooth finish–using no artificial colors or flavorings.

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Find Us At

Tony K's Home of Fine Spirits
2720 Bissonnet St., Houston
713-520-9777

YELLOW ROSE DISTILLING

Centrally located in Houston, Texas is the city’s only distillery, Yellow Rose Distilling, LLC. Beginning with raw grains, Yellow Rose produces some of the nation’s best bourbon, whisky, and vodka. Small-barrel aging and attention to detail is resulting in award-winning spirits. Looking for an event your guest won’t soon forget? Plan your next corporate outing at the distillery! events@yellowrosedistilling.com. WEEKEND TOURS & PRIVATE EVENTS

Tours
Fridays
4pm – 7pm
Saturday
11am – 5pm

Yellow Rose Distilling, LLC
281-886-8757
1224 North Post Oak, Suite 100, Houston

yellowrosedistilling.com

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