The New Frontier for Craft Whiskey and Vodka

The New Frontier for Craft Whiskey and Vodka
May 12, 2017 Becky Ruisseau
In Recipes, Vodka, Whiskey
Rebecca Creek Whiskey & Texas Ranger Whiskey next to small oak barrel

The unique frontier spirit of Texas is unlike any other state in our Union. From its history as its own Republic to remembering the Alamo to Davy Crockett to Teddy Roosevelt and his infamous Rough Riders – Texas was born with a strong sense of adventure that lives on to this day.

With this kind of frontier spirit, it’s no wonder that Texas is rapidly earning a reputation as the new frontier for craft spirits – particularly whiskey. New Texas distilleries with an emphasis on small batches and high quality are becoming more popular with individuals who have impeccable taste in whiskey.

Rebecca Creek Specializes In Craft Whiskey

Hidden right outside of San Antonio is a distillery leading this craft spirit revolution – Rebecca Creek Distillery. Taking great pride in the whiskey distillery process, Rebecca Creek and Texas Ranger Whiskey are made from only the finest ingredients. Our distillery uses a 1000-gallon custom-built Christian Carl copper pot still, creating a unique flavor profile rounded out using a 28-degree frost filtration process.

1000-gallon custom-built Christian Carl copper pot still

This process ensures each batch is smooth, yet bold, rich and flavorful, embodying years of Texas tradition and spirit in each glass.

Whiskey: A Texas Tradition

After all, Teddy Roosevelt’s drink of choice was a Mint Julep using mint he grew in the White House garden and President Lyndon B. Johnson was known to enjoy a scotch whiskey while driving around his Texas ranch – in pure Texas fashion without pretension – out of a plastic cup, no less.

While you’ll find more people enjoying this spirit out of a highball glass these days, nothing represents the great state of Texas more than whiskey. No other craft distillery captures this essence better than Rebecca Creek, crafting the pure Texas spirits – one batch at a time.

Rebecca Creek Texas Julep

Be adventurous, and stay cool and refreshed this summer with Rebecca Creek’s spin on the classic mint julep.

  • 12 mint leaves, plus a sprig for garnish
  • 6 cilantro leaves
  • 2 teaspoons superfine sugar
  • Sparkling water
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 ½ ounces Rebecca Creek Whiskey

Place mint and cilantro leaves in the bottom of an old fashioned glass and top with the sugar. Muddle until mint leaves begin to break down. Add a touch of seltzer water and fill glass with crushed ice. Add whiskey and another splash of seltzer. Stir and garnish with a sprig of mint. Enjoy!

Bottles of Rebecca Creek Whiskey, Texas Ranger Whiskey & Enchanted Rock Vodka outside the Alamo

Schedule a Rebecca Creek Distillery Tour

We invite you to come tour our distillery and see where our fine Texas spirits are produced and bottled in the Texas Hill Country. Learn how we started, how we create our Texas craft whiskeys and vodkas, and sample a few of our smooth spirits that are driving the new craft spirit revolution. Schedule your distillery tour today! Or stop by anytime we’re open for public tours on the hour.

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