Updated June 2020
We like to think that a well-stocked bar is a home essential, and supporting local businesses is more vital than ever! So why not stock your bar with local liquors?! Check out these brands to know which to choose when shopping!
A POC and LGBTQ+ owned local pineapple sweet tea vodka, Frenchie Buale' is an inclusive and refreshing vodka! It's been distilled in pineapple and flavored with sweet tea which means you can pour over ice and top with some iced tea or lemonade for a light summer cocktail. You can also use it to put a spin on traditional cocktails like e Moscow Mule!
Find Frenchie at liquor stores around town and make sure to support this amazing local vodka start up! PS stay tuned for a new flavor coming summer of 2021!
Dallas-owned Infinity Vodka was set in motion in 2019 and has been making headway ever since! A smooth taste of their premium vodka initially begins with the finest grains of winter wheat sourced from the Champagne region of France. It is then distilled 5 times before being filtered through limestone for a product that is hand-crafted to excellence and luxury. Once crafted, Infinity is distributed from it’s home base in our beloved Dallas.
Pro tip: All bottles purchased now come with a blue party light on the bottom for colorful, glowing bottles!
Where to find: Nick & Sams, Bottled Blonde, Citizen, Moxie’s, Gaslight, The Whip, High Fives, Dibs, The Ritz Carlton, One Sette, Stirr, and many more!
Retail: Liquor Depot, Uptown Liquor, Mr. Liquor, Super Save Liquor, Biagio Wine And Spirits, Goody Goody, Cheap River Liquor, and many more!
For a smoother finish at a better price point than their premium competitors, ask for Infinity Vodka!
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Acre Distilling was born in 2015 in Fort Worth and now is a nationally acclaimed, award-winning creator of single malt whisky, bourbon, gin, vodka, rum, liqueurs, and cordials. Acre prides itself on having a quality bar and tasting room for you to experience their spirits.
Called the Hell’s Half Acre, you can enjoy craft cocktails at their bar. Or you can take a tour on Fridays and Saturdays with several times available through the afternoon. Tours are $15 and include a tasting of 7 liquors, a complimentary glass and 15% off bottles of Acre’s spirits.
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photo courtesy of Acre Distilling
BOURBON AND WHISKEY
If you are a hockey fan then you have surely heard of Hockey Hall of Fame goalie, Ed Belfour! Together with his son and daughter, the trio created Belfour Spirits which was officially unveiled in October of 2019. Their products took off soon after and include Rye Whiskey, Texas Pecan Wood Bourbon Whiskey and limited edition Straight Rye Whiskey. These spirits are handcrafted in small batches with diligent detail and produced in refined bottles that would make any houseguest swoon! You can find Belfour Spirits in a surplus of your local stores by using their handy Spirits Locator on their website.
In their next chapter, Belfour looks forward to giving back by developing young hockey players, assisting retired hockey players in need, supporting our active duty military and veterans, and caring for abused and neglected dogs.
BENDT DISTILLING CO.
Located in Old Town Lewisville, Bendt Distilling Co has been a local favorite since 2015 with a rebranding in 2019. They use traditional distilling methods to produce premium, handcrafted products. Fermentation, distilling, aging, bottling and packaging all happens on site in their massive distillery, formerly the Lewisville Piggly Wiggly. Their best seller is the smooth Bendt No.5 Blended Whiskey, the first ever blend of 5 distinct small batch Texas whiskeys that is hand-crafted, distilled and aged at Bendt Distilling.
Stop in and enjoy their cozy lounge, craft cocktail bar, summer-worthly outdoor patio, live music and gift shop. You can schedule group or private tours where you will dive into the full distilling experience and receive 4 standard tasting samples. Try out the rum cake, it’s incredible!
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photo courtesy of Bendt Distilling Co.
Quality ingredients are what it's all about at Black Eyed Distilling! Their non-GMO black-eyed peas and corn are 100% sourced from Texas to provide a truly local, farm-to-bottle vodka experience. The idea behind Black Eyed Distilling came from a terrible drought in Muleshoe, Texas where a sad crop turned into the first vodka distilled from black eyed peas that was first introduced in 2016. Their original take in vodka is distilled 22 times and uses charcoal filtration to cut out the burn felt with other vodkas.
Their tasting room and cocktail bar are open Friday from 5-9pm and Saturday 2-9pm. You can take part in a distillery tour any Saturday at 3pm!
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photo courtesy of Black Eyed Distilling
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BLACKLAND DISTILLERY DFW
Blackland was founded in 2019 by a lawyer-turned-chef-turned-distiller to bring us locally sourced spirits! Located in the Foundry District, Blackland uses a unique Texas grain as the foundation for its range of spirits including gin, bourbon, vodka and rye whiskey. And its brick-and-mortar, where you can sip these spirits or enjoy them in craft cocktails, offers a sleek and intimate space with a lounge, bar and tasting room, along with a patio so you can sip outside! And bites are offered by grazing board maker Meyer and Sage!
The cocktails are all house-made and locally sourced, from the juices to bitters to infusions. And the distillery is open Thursday-Saturday.
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photo courtesy of Blackland Distillery
DEEP ELLUM DISTILLERY
Nestled into the heart of the Deep Ellum scene lies Deep Ellum Distillery whose journey started in 2017. In addition to their traditional All Purpose Vodka, they are known for DILL PICKLE VODKA. Yes, you heard us right, so start planning a trip to their tasting room and bar for other fun flavors that they create along the way! Their vodkas are infused with only the most fresh fruit and botanicals to sweeten your experience. Be sure to take a photo next to their infamous Chevy truck taking center stage in the distillery, which is the coolest place to hang out.
They are also known for their events such as All Purpose Happy Hours and Distillery Christmas Parties which can be found on their social media and website.
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photo courtesy of Deep Ellum Distillery
The founder of Duckworth Vodka began his spirits career with Fuqua Winery before transitioning into vodka. Named after his father “Duck”, a pioneer in the Texas fruit juice business, he “loved a good highball and so instilled in [his son] a commitment to develop the finest spirits!”
It’s a 100% pure sugar cane Texas vodka that comes in four varieties: premium sipping, French oak barrel, truffle and grapefruit mango. And yes you read that right…TRUFFLE VODKA! You have to taste it to believe it! The distillery, located in Bluffview, is open weekdays from 12-6 pm.
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photo courtesy of Duckworth Vodka
Vodka with a heartwarming mission for a cause! Equality Vodka was founded by two business partners with a passion for equal rights and won the gold medal at the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
Their vodka is distilled from only the most quality grains and quadruple distilled! Once that process is complete the product is blended with specially filtered water before making its way onto your bar carts! Equality Vodka is extremely versitile and you will love making it the base for all your favorite, vodka-based cocktails!
And what’s more is that with every sale that’s made of Equality Vodka or their cocktail candles (you heard us right!) 20% of the gross profits are then donated to LGBT nonprofit organizations!
photo courtesy of Equality Vodka
WHISKEY AND BOURBON
FIRESTONE & ROBERTSON DISTILLING CO.
Meet the makers behind your familiar favorites like TX Whiskey and TX Bourbon! Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co was the first craft bourbon and whiskey distillery in the north Texas area. Perhaps you’ve noticed the unique caps on the bottles of their products! Leather pieces are sourced from boots and saddles so that each cap holds a tiny piece of Texas history.
Plan a trip to visit their 112 acre Whiskey Ranch that rests on historic Glen Garden Country Club! This distillery experience will immerse you in an authentic ranch style adventure while enjoying views of Downtown Fort Worth. Public tours are held on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
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photo courtesy of Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co.
In 2015, Greenhouse Gin appeared on the Dallas scene and dazzled us with their mysterious and elegant brand. Their fun take on their origin story is inspired by a peculiar woman with famed elixirs that she kept hidden in her greenhouse. Juniper berries, cardamom, coriander, sicilian bergamot base the gin and compliment a mix of lemon, lime, and orange which are then topped with acai berry and to create the perfect, botanical blend.
You can find Greenhouse Gin at the majority of major liquor stores!
photo courtesy of Greenhouse Gin
BOURBON AND WHISKEY
HERMAN MARSHALL WHISKEY
What started in a coffee shop blossomed into two friends discovering their mutual love of whiskey. After researching classic 1800s bourbons and adding modern tweaks, Herman Marshall Whiskey was officially on the market in 2012! Today their line includes Texas Bourbon, Texas Rye Whiskey, Texas Blended Whiskey, Texas Single Malt Whiskey, Temptress Single Malt Whiskey and Divine Single Malt Whiskey.
Distillery Tasting & Tour visitors have the opportunity to bottle their own Herman Marshall Whiskey for purchase + receive complimentary Herman Marshall glass! Private distillery tours are available for booking.
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photo courtesy of Herman Marshall Whiskey
LOCKWOOD DISTILLING CO.
Lockwood Distilling Co was inspired by a love of family and friends to create a gathering place for the community. All spirits are proudly created in-house and a mouth-watering full menu awaits for lunch, dinner and brunch. You can choose from an array of cocktails, wine, sandwiches, small plates and even ice cream! Their crafted alcoholic products include yummy selections like Vanilla Flavored Rum and Bourbon Cream Liqueur! Whether you’re sipping a cocktail on their covered patio enjoying the warm air or lounging with friends in their comfortable indoor space, you’ll feel right at home.
Be on the lookout for fun events that Lockwood hosts like Girl Scout Cookie pairings and Distilled Social Runs!
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photo courtesy of Lockwood Distilling Co.
NOBLE WOLF VODKA
Noble Wolf Vodka was created by an athlete who was tired of the empty calories and how it made him feel; A feeling we are all familiar with! So instead, he decided to make vodka from FRUIT! Noble Wolf is made from 100% pure, natural Florida grapefruits and eight step distilling process which gives it its smooth taste! Noble Wolf is also marketed as a healthier vodka for being low in calories, zero sugar, paleo-friendly, and gluten-free!! Which makes it a guilt-free liquor in our opinion!
Their new distillery will be located in Denton, so make plans to get your crew together and go check it out!
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photo courtesy of Noble Wolf Vodka
OAK & EDEN WHISKEY
Oak & Eden is uniquely made with a “twist”. No, a literal twist! A 5 inch spiral of wood is placed into each bottle of fully aged whiskey which brings out new flavor profiles that a single barrel can’t accomplish! A wide range of woods are used to finish the whiskeys including American oak, French oak, Cherry, Ash and Maple to give them their unique flavors!
There are 9 different whiskeys to chose from each with their own distinct wood spire, like how the Rye & Rumba is a rye whiskey finished with a Caribbean rum soaked American Oak spire!
photo courtesy of Oak & Eden Whiskey
ON THE ROCKS
If you’ve never tried a crafted cocktail poured straight from the bottle, you are about to be amazed! On The Rocks is spearheaded by a Dallas-based mixologist and provides classic cocktails in aesthetic bottles ready to serve at a moment’s notice. Choose from The Old Fashioned, The Cosmopolitan, The Aviation, The Mai Tai, The Margarita and Jalapeno Pineapple Margarita. These all natural concoctions are created using only natural ingredients and sweetened with cane sugar. Cocktails for the new age!
Use the Find Us feature on their website to pick up your favorite near you!
photo courtesy of On The Rocks
Two friends with a passion for gin started New Artisan Spirits in 2016 which blended a modern take on plant-based spirits. One friend who holds a PhD in biochemistry created an incredible gin recipe while the other created the bottle and the name. This is how Roxor Gin was born! Juniper, coriander, fresh Texas grapefruit zest, orris root, hibiscus flower, cocoa nibs, Texas pecans, lime, grains of paradise, sarsaparilla, cubeb peppers and cinnamon are the 12 botanicals are used to craft this balanced gin.
You can find Roxor at Goody Goody, Twin Liquors, Spec’s, Total Wine & More and Pogo’s Wine & Spirits!
photo courtesy of Roxor Gin
RANGE OF SPIRITS
Southern Champion is a woman-owned spirit & wine line that was introduced to the public in 2010 with the intention of crafting and producing only the highest quality products. The brand that started the Southern Champion journey was none other than BuzzBalls! These adorable hand-held cocktail balls made with 100% juice and premium ingredients in 100% recyclable containers were everywhere - even on airplanes! Today, Southern Champion offers Uptown Cocktails, BuzzBalls, BuzzTalls, Crooked Fox Blended Bourbon Whiskey, Andrew John’s Premium Gin, Pelican Harbor Rum and XIII Kings Vodka.
Use their store locator app on their website to find a retailer nearest you!
photo courtesy of Southern Champion
WHISKEY, GIN, VODKA
Southwest Spirits’ 103,000+ square foot distillery is located in northwest Dallas and is the 3rd largest distillery in Texas! Their quality brands include local favorites like Nue Vodka, Title 21, Calamity Gin, Henderson Whiskey, Knockmore Whiskey, J.R. Ewing Bourbon Whiskey, Texas Navy and Blumenpflucker. Southwest Spirits’ award-winning concepts combined with their years of extensive experience make them a DFW staple! What makes their products so good is the originality. Calamity Gin is infused with Texas wildflowers and bluebonnets and Blumenpflucker is a German-inspired herbal liqueur just to name a few!
Southwest Spirits’ award-winning concepts combined with their years of extensive experience make them a DFW staple! They have been featured in the likes of The Ticket Sports Radio and The Tasting Panel Magazine.
photo courtesy of Southwest Spirits
SweetBeat Vodka is a fun play off of the words beet and beat…it’s an imported French vodka, distilled from beets and herbs. And the brand of SweetBeat encourages a fun atmosphere and great music!
This black-owned vodka is all natural and is gluten-free! So why beets? According to SweetBeat, French sugar beets and the world’s purest water using the diorite filtration process, produces a vodka with the lowest level of impurities!
You can find SweetBeat at several bars around town, along with major liquor stores.
photo courtesy of Sweetbeat Vodka
Tequila Sheela started off as a friendship that blossomed between two women in Dallas over 15 years ago. These two women combined their different cultures to produce a premium, USDA organic, 100% agave tequila. Their heart, soul and love of celebrating family & friends made Tequila Sheela what it is today. Their sophisticated tequila journey starts with award winning, 100% Weber blue agave before being transformed into 3 organic tequilas: Blanco, Reposado and Anejo.
You can find Tequila Sheela at Total Wine, Goody Goody, AJ Spirit Wine & Gifts, Frisco Rough Riders and Hill Town Liquor. Make sure you check out the Tequila Sheela bar at Texas Live! the next time you make a visit to Arlington!
photo courtesy of Tequila Sheela
Produced in Fort Worth, Townes Vodka is distilled 6 times and hand crafted with good old Texas pride! You’ll only find 100% corn and genuine ingredients here. Their rugged approach markets a crisp, clean vodka that is crafted and bottled by Texans for Texans!
Townes has been spotted at several Dallas events and has been integrated into Dallas staples such as Drake’s Hollywood, Lounge Here and Single Wide in some delicious craft cocktails.
photo courtesy of Townes Vodka
Western Son vodka was started in the wake of starting a new path from the traditional, corporate lifestyle. In 2011, the distillery took shape in the form of 30,000 square feet that was once The Old Panty Factory. Their process includes a naturally gluten-free mixture of Midwest and Texas yellow corn and water sourced from Pilot Point’s aquifer to keep everything locally obtained. They also produce a variety of flavored vodkas including Tower Vodka, canned cocktails, bourbon whiskey, gin and ginger beer.
Enjoy a tour at their beautiful distillery followed by vodka tasting every Saturday at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. Don’t forget to purchase a bottle (or more!) with their bottle finder feature on their website! When you purchase from Western Son, a percentage of the profits accrued from every bottle of sold goes to the Peter Burks Unsung Hero Fund, a non-profit that collects and sends care packages to our deployed military.
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photo courtesy of Western Son
Zephyr Gin was named after the mysterious West Wind that carries people to new and interesting worlds. Their original ultra-premium gin uses botanical influences including elderberry and elderflower to create an adventurous, bold flavor while Zephyr Black is a traditional London dry gin. Zephyr has been recognized by multiple awards and is sure to add a lavish flair to your cocktails!
You can use their Where To Find Us feature on their website to find a local retailer nearest you!
photo courtesy of Zephyr Gin
Socorro means "help, aid, assistance, and relief", which is the exact business-model of Dallas-based Socorro Tequila. Inspired by a business trip to Mexico, Socorro realized the poverty in the small communities and created a “Case for Case” program. For every case of tequila sold, Socorro donates a case of water to an orphanage in Mexico! So enjoy one of 3 tequilas (silver, gold, and amber) with flavors including banana, agave, caramel, oak, vanilla, and toffee and know you’re helping thirsty kids across the world.
photo courtesy of Socorro Tequila
While all brands included were chosen organically, Infinity Vodka sponsored the top listing and social shares.