Still Austin Whiskey Co. - Grain to Glass Distillery in Austin, Texas
Still Austin Still Austin

We make whiskey for everyone: the musicians, the visionaries, the lovers, the scientists, the oddballs, the artists, the everyday dreamers.

Straight
Bourbon
Whiskey

“The Musician”

Blending sweet notes and bright tones together in perfect harmony, this is music in a bottle.

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Whiskey for the creative soul

American
Gin

“The Naturalist”

Twelve botanicals combine to form a gin for the uninhibited soul. It’s not polite to stare.

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Gin for the uninhibited soul

Cask Strength
Bourbon
Whiskey

A deeper more "metal" version of our beloved straight bourbon. Bottled at 118 proof, we've combined power and subtlety in one gorgeous spirit.

Crank it up

Whiskey for the creative soul

Texas Grown

Grain-to-Glass

Still Austin is proud to be one of the only distilleries in Texas to source grains from local farmers, distilled ecologically in-house, and aged right here in the Texas Hill Country. Using ingredients from our homeland allows the creativity and individuality of Texas to shine through every sip.

  • “I'm hooked on the spice from the rye, alongside the hints of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. The smooth, lasting lingering finish is bliss.

    -Gabby Pharms, UPROXX

  • “A healthy bit of caramel with some vanilla in the background. But that's not what makes this interesting...”

    -Nick Leghorn, Thirty-One Whiskey

  • “You know that pink bunny in the battery commercials? The finish on this just kept going and going and going.”

    -Jeff Schwartz a/k/a The Whiskeyfellow

  • “It is a Clint Eastwood/John Wayne
    western film in a glass.”

    -Matt Zitrick, Whiskey Crusaders

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Our world-class distillery, located in the heart of Austin, is open every day for the public to have a drink, listen to live music, take a tour, or book your next group outing.

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Features

  • “Seven Questions” for Shaylon Elmore

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    “Seven Questions” for Shaylon Elmore

    Shaylon Elmore is an Austin-based illustrator and graduate of the University of Texas’s School of Fine Arts. Shaylon comes from a long line of artists: his grandmother is a commissioned sculptor, and his father designs jewelry. 
When he’s not zoned in with a double shot of espresso on ice, you can find him exploring the hidden corners of Central Texas....

    August 17, 2022
  • stacey swann, author of “olympus, texas”

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    stacey swann, author of “olympus, texas”

    Stacey Swann’s debut novel Olympus, Texas (Doubleday) was a Good Morning America Book Club selection, an Indie Next pick, and was longlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize. Swann holds an MFA from Texas State University, and she was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. Her writing has appeared in LitHub, Electric Literature, Texas Highways, Epoch, and other journals. She splits her time between Austin and Lampasas, Texas....

    July 18, 2022
  • Caren Kelleher of Gold Rush Vinyl

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    Caren Kelleher of Gold Rush Vinyl

    Caren Kelleher is the founder & CEO of Gold Rush Vinyl, a record pressing plant of Austin, Texas. Named one of the “Most Innovative Companies of 2020” by Fast Company, Gold Rush Vinyl brings fresh eyes to the old craft of vinyl production. Prior to starting Gold Rush Vinyl, Caren was the Head of Music App Partnerships at Google Play, after launching Google Music and its programs for independent musicians. Caren holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and was recently recognized on the Forbes Next 1000 list of entrepreneurs changing Main Street, America. She is proud to sit on the board of governors for The Recording Academy’s Texas chapter and to serve as an advisor to Black Fret....

    May 19, 2022
  • JIMINAI

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    JIMINAI

    A multimedia artist based in Austin, Jiminai comes from humble origins in West Texas. He began drawing at an early age and thanks to positive influences throughout those early years, he’s continued drawing and pushing into new media including painting, digital illustration and large murals. Known for vibrant color palettes, he specializes in portraits that are simultaneously photorealistic & comic book-like. His works appreciate the human form while attempting to elevate them through fashion, color and design. In Jiminai’s mind, we’re all capable of being art ourselves—and this shows in his work....

    April 25, 2022
  • El Baker

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    El Baker

    El Baker is an Austin-based artist known for her adventurous experimentation with unexpected materials and colors. Her work consists of everything from mixed-media Texas landscapes to colorful abstract desert plants. Many of El’s pieces are inspired by road trips across Texas, from the mountains of Big Bend National Park to the rolling landscapes of the Hill Country....

    April 14, 2022
  • Leann Mueller of La barbecue

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    Leann Mueller of La barbecue

    You might say that LeAnn Mueller has barbecue sauce in her veins. The daughter of famous Texas pitmaster Bobby Mueller, LeAnn Mueller has made a name for herself in her own right in the hyper-competitive world of Texas barbecue. LeAnn and her wife Ali run la Barbecue in East Austin, which Texas Monthly has called "one of the state's most highly regarded barbecue joints. LeAnn and Ali, along with their pups Lilly, Mr. Pickles, Louie and Zoe, split their time between Austin and Los Angeles....

    April 4, 2022
  • AJ Haynes of Seratones

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    AJ Haynes of Seratones

    AJ Haynes is the lead vocalist for Seratones, an American soul-rock band formed in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2013. Born out of the Louisiana club circuit, Seratones rose to national recognition in 2016 after the success of their debut album, Get Gone, and their NPR Tiny Desk Concert. The band's second album, Power, was released on New West Records in 2019. Their new album, Love & Algorhythms, drops in April.   ...

    March 24, 2022
  • Zuzu

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    Zuzu

    Fascinated by graffiti culture in the early 2000's, Zuzu found herself painting her first piece in the streets in 2008. After completing her studies at the world-renowned creative advertising program at UT Austin in 2010, she discovered her passion for digital art and creative direction. In the years following, she combined her love of art, business and design, working with national brands like Rolling Stone, Neiman Marcus, SXSW, Budweiser, Facebook, Red Bull, Fender and W Hotels. Zuzu was named "Austin's Best Muralist 2021" by the Austin Chronicle, and she is a proud member of the Board of Directors for the HOPE Campaign, a nonprofit 501(c3) supporting visual artists and musicians through community programming and projects. She's currently focused on creating large-scale murals, commissioned canvas work and installation artwork. ...

    February 22, 2022
  • Gabriel Portillo

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    Gabriel Portillo

    Artist Gabriel Portillo, also known as “Paste,” was born in Alpine, Texas, and now lives and works in Austin. While his work ranges from portraiture to landscapes and abstraction, in recent years his interest in public and street art has resulted in his transition to painting murals. Gabriel’s inspiration comes in many shapes and forms: music, people, and West Texas have all been big influences. Always evolving and constantly keeping an eye out for new ideas, Gabriel's paintings range across many styles—yet they all encompass one unifying factor: the skill and versatile techniques of the artist....

    January 24, 2022
  • Erik Ross

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    Erik Ross

    Erik Ross is an Austin visual artist whose established style is comprised of abstract line work, free-flowing movement, and hard-line structure, illustrated with acrylics, aerosol, and various inks. His metaphorical portrait work is inspired by his awareness of the figurative masks worn in today’s society, and the unveiling of his own ever-changing “mask.” Since childhood, Ross’s passion for abstract pen line work or “doodles” has been ever-present. Evolving from his life experiences, Ross’s style has matured into various mediums, including large-scale murals, original canvas work, and custom wood cut-outs. Ross identifies painting as a therapeutic outlet that serves as an escape from life’s challenges....

    December 13, 2021
  • Michael Ramos

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    Michael Ramos

    Michael Ramos is an Austin producer, composer and musician who has toured and recorded with a vast array of artists, including John Mellencanp, the Rembrandts, Paul Simon, Robert Plant, Kris Kristofferson, Patty Griffin, Los Lonely Boys, the BoDeans, Pat Green and Lucinda Williams. He is the owner of Brown Recluse Studio, where he produces projects for others as well as his own music, film and TV scoring projects—as well as his own music project, Charanga Cakewalk. In 2016, Ramos was awarded a Latin Grammy for his studio work with Lila Downs. In addition to his successful career as a musician, composer and producer, Michael has joined Lucky Hound Music as an A&R person and staff producer....

    November 26, 2021
  • Wiley Ross

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    Wiley Ross

    Wiley Ross is a critically acclaimed painter, muralist and musician. Born and raised in Springfield, Missouri, Wiley’s focus has been art for most of his life. However, while in college on an art scholarship, he also decided to pursue music. So he picked up a guitar, loaded up his van, and hit the road to Austin. Soon, his hard-hitting rock trio, Street Light Suzie, was born. After touring the country and recording their first CD, "Red River Revival," the band’s blistering demos got the attention of Guns N’ Roses alum Gilby Clarke. The union was a resounding success, and the band traveled to LA to record in Clarke’s studio, resulting in the critically acclaimed "Red Album." As Wiley has begun to focus once again on art, his reputation has grown in size—and so have his creations. Austinites can now see his large murals on walls throughout the city....

    October 21, 2021
  • Julian Acosta

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    Julian Acosta

    Julian Acosta has made a big name for himself recent in the Austin music scene, despite having only begun his professional music career a little over five years ago. Acosta is, in his own words, a Texas-raised gentleman and a caballero hecho en Mexico. His easy-going manner—Acosta sings, writes and banters in both Spanish and in English—makes him not just bilingual but downright diplomatic, a phenomenon underlined by the fact that Acosta studied at two different universities in two different countries. Acosta’s soulful vocal style blends perfectly with the traditional compositions of his blues-infused tunes, and his gritty disposition belies a sophisticated character with world-class potential. Acosta is, in short, a man with a vibe....

    October 4, 2021
  • Jenny Hoyston

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    Jenny Hoyston

    When we say we’re dedicated to the creative life, we mean it. In fact, even our accountant is a famous musician. Jenny Hoyston is a Texas-born producer, composer and DJ who spent two decades globetrotting as the vocalist/guitarist of legendary San Francisco no wave/punk act Erase Errata. These days she’s settled in Austin, releasing albums mostly under her own name. You can catch Jenny performing live with psychedelic/electronic duo Hey Jellie and DJing everything from classic country vinyl to disco-house cuts at clubs around the capital city. In her spare time, Jenny oversees the day-to-day accounting at Still Austin. ...

    September 17, 2021
  • Carrie Fussell of Calliope Musicals

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    Carrie Fussell of Calliope Musicals

    1. What gets your motor running, artistically? Traveling. When I’m able to go around and see new places, each place kind of turns me into a different version of myself. I feel like in my day-to-day life, when I get in my space, I get really familiarized with all the parts of myself that are...

    September 3, 2021
  • Taylor Moore

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    Taylor Moore

    We were delighted when we learned that Texas thriller writer Taylor Moore had made Still Austin’s “The Musician” the go-to whiskey for the leading man in his debut novel, Down Range. So we got in touch with Taylor, and he jumped at the chance to answer our Seven Questions. Taylor is a sixth-generation Texan who grew up on a farm and ranch northwest of Houston. He is a former CIA Intelligence Officer who worked in both analysis and operations and later consulted for the Department of Defense in Theater Security Cooperation, Force Protection, and Counternarcotics. He now lives in the Texas Panhandle with his wife and two children, where he is a full-time author, screenwriter, and speaker....

    August 18, 2021
  • Graham Reynolds

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    Graham Reynolds

    In this episode of "Seven Questions," celebrated composer Graham Reynolds shares his remarkable recipe for a "Still Austin Old Fashioned." Called “the quintessential modern composer” by the London Independent, Austin-based composer-bandleader-improviser Graham Reynolds creates, performs, and records music for film, theater, dance, rock clubs, and concert halls, with collaborators ranging from Richard Linklater and Jack Black to DJ Spooky and Jeffrey Zeigler. He recently scored Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette for Annapurna Pictures, Happy Jail for Netflix, the Rude Mechs’ Stop Hitting Yourself for Lincoln Center Theater, Ballet Austin’s Grimm Tales, and a multi-year commission from Ballroom Marfa, The Marfa Triptych. Graham recently signed with the London-based label Fire Records and released his original score for Alfred Hitchcock’s silent classic The Lodger in October 2020....

    August 2, 2021
  • Shaun Branigan

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    Shaun Branigan

    Shaun Branigan has written and performed for Esther’s Follies, America’s longest-running live sketch comedy show, for 23 years. He is one of the creators of Fragile Rock, the world’s greatest and only emo puppet band, whose 2017 NPR "Tiny Desk Concert" went viral. And he has written and produced over a dozen original children’s shows for Zach Scott Theatre. He’s originally from Boston, which rhymes with Austin, so there’s a certain symmetry, no?...

    July 19, 2021
  • Antonio Bond

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    Antonio Bond

    You may recognize Antonio Bond from the current season of HBO’s hit reality show, Full Bloom. Antonio is the founder and owner of Transplants Floral, an independent floral boutique located in Austin. He routinely tours the landscapes of West Texas, California and the American Southwest looking for trinkets, bones, foliage and bucolic items to incorporate into his floral designs. He has no formal training, instead applying his knowledge of art and design to a trade he learned while working in the floral section at a local grocery store. Since his meager beginnings, his work has been sought out through word-of-mouth by renowned photographer Dan Winters, acclaimed Hotelier Liz Lambert, Senator Wendy Davis, and numerous celebrities for weddings and special events. His book Transplants: Eclectic Floral Design is available wherever exceptionally cool books are sold....

    June 30, 2021
  • Brandon Joldersma

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    Brandon Joldersma

    Happy Father’s Day! Here at Still Austin, we consider every aspect of our work to be a creative endeavor—and that philosophy leads right to the top. Brandon Joldersma is our COO, and he approaches the job of running the distillery in the way that a great artist might run an atelier. Born and raised in Holland, Michigan, Brandon worked his way up through the ranks of the beverage industry—working in both wine and cider before turning to whiskey. As Still Austin’s Chief Operating Officer, Brandon has built the distillery into one of the most successful whiskey startups in the history of Texas, with plans to expand nationwide. In the spring of 2020, Brandon and his wife Mae welcomed their first baby, and they’re loving life in Central Texas....

    June 17, 2021
  • Daniel Creamer

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    Daniel Creamer

    Daniel Creamer grew up in Dallas, where he played in quite a few bands over the years. That’s how he wound up putting together The Texas Gentlemen, a band he started “with all my best buds from around town.” The group has taken the Texas indie scene by storm, with Rolling Stone calling their latest album, Floor It, “an engrossing cosmic journey of Texas boogie and psychedelic rock that plays like an aural mushroom trip.” Creamer, who now lives near the Still Austin distillery, has also launched a solo project called Dancey Jenkins. Perhaps most importantly, as he made clear to us in no uncertain terms, “I exclusively like bodybuilding content on Instagram.”...

    June 3, 2021
  • Rachel Dickson

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    Rachel Dickson

    Austin-based artist Rachel Dickson has been honing her artistic skills for the past decade. After the death of her brother in 2014 and then of her son's biological mom in 2015, she used art as a form of therapy to deal with anger and heartache, at last deciding to pursue painting as a full-time career in 2018. Dickson uses art as a therapy, and her work showcases the vast mix of emotions that encompass grief. She specializes in watercolors and frequently uses acrylic and collage. The female form is prevalent in her work, and her use of color and white space are the foundation of each piece. Rachel also has a personal connection to Still Austin; the hand-painted every single individual label for our December 2020 Distillery Reserve Release, Sherry Cask Rye....

    May 19, 2021
  • Thor Harris

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    Thor Harris

    Thor Harris has gained national prominence in recent years as an Austin-based musician, sculptor, artist, writer, carpenter and plumber. His long and storied music career includes stints with SWANS, Bill Callahan, Davendra Banhart, Shearwater, Arthur Brown, Rob Halverson, etc. In 2017, Thor was kicked off Twitter for posting a Nazi-punching tutorial that went viral. In 2018, he accidentally launched a bid challenging Greg Abbott for the governorship of Texas. He talked with us from his Austin house, which he built with his own hands....

    May 5, 2021
  • The Musician Wins Coveted “Double Gold” award at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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    The Musician Wins Coveted “Double Gold” award at San Francisco World Spirits Competition

    Last week, the Musician won one of the most highly respected spirit awards on Planet Earth....

    May 4, 2021
  • Gabrielle Pharms

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    Gabrielle Pharms

    In recent years, Gabrielle Pharms has broken through into the (incredibly insular) whiskey-writing scene in a big way, sharing her knowledge in venues like Bourbon+, Imbibe, W Magazine, Shondaland, UPROXX, Teen Vogue, Mixmag, Billboard, Wine Enthusiast, and Texas Monthly. Pharms brings a breadth of knowledge that’s only matched by her breezy writing style, making this occasionally stuffy spirit feel fresh. And she calls Texas home! Pharms provides new evidence that the Lone Star State is changing the face of whiskey, bringing our own awareness and philosophy to the game, while respecting old traditions. ...

    April 16, 2021
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