I've already posted about College Station's brewery and brewpub, but did you know that College Station now has a commercial distillery? It's totally true.
Rio Brazos Distillery took over the location formerly occupied by New Republic Brewery (NRB moved to a larger space in the building next door). To get there follow the directions for my previous post on New Republic Brewery.
|During one of my visits I got to see how some of the magic happens. In this case he was sealing bottles.|
|Tours and explanations of the facility will be given upon request. Distilling is a bit different from brewing.|
Right now the distillery is only producing the Whistlestop whiskey, but has plans to expand to produce a rum and a longer-aged whiskey that will have characteristics more commonly associated with whiskey: caramel color, barrel-aged flavors, etc.
|My picture is a few months old. The bar looks a lot nicer these days.|
If you drink, designate a non-drinking driver or take a taxi. Get home safely.