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June 26, 2023
Dripping Springs Distillery Tour
Dripping Springs and Driftwood Texas are famed as the “Gateway to the Hill Country”.
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The Dripping Springs Distillery Tour Experience

Dripping Springs and Driftwood Texas are famed as the “Gateway to the Hill Country”. Here the terrain changes from the flat city and highway, to rolling hills. Dripping Springs and Driftwood are also home to many wineries, breweries, and specifically- some really phenomenal distilleries. Whether you are looking for Vodka, Bourbon, Gin, and even Sotol- you can find it here in Dripping Springs!

Texas Tipsy Tours Featured Dripping Springs Distillery Tour

Pick up in Austin, Dripping Springs or Wimberley
*Other locations may require an additional fee

Six Hour Tour

Treaty Oak Distillery- Whiskey & Gin-spirit flight or cocktail included (optional tour available)
Desert Door- Sotol – cocktail OR tasting included
Dripping Springs Distillery- Tour + Tasting

Cost:

2-3 people: $305/person + 15% gratuity
4-5 people: $210/person + 15% gratuity
6-8 people: $190/person + 15% gratuity
9-13 people: $160/person + 15% gratuity

Dripping Springs Distilleries

Treaty Oak Distilling Co.

Treaty Oak Distilling Co. is the 4th oldest distillery in Texas, and until 1996, Treaty Oak was the first 1st legal distillery. Treaty Oak gets its’ name from “The Treaty Oak”, a Texas live oak tree in Austin that is estimated to be 200 years old. This tree has seen a lot of history and changes, and 1/3rd of the Treaty Oak was poisoned in the name of love in 1989. Treaty Oak Distilling and Co. is proud of Austin’s rich history, naming their Gin Waterloo, the original name of Austin. Treaty Oak Distilling Co. specializes in Bourbon and Gin but has something for all-seasonal craft cocktails, craft beer, and Texas wine. Treaty Oak Distillery is spread out amongst beautiful, expansive grounds with games and ample seating both indoors, outdoors, and under a covered patio. I highly suggest Treaty Oak’s tour & tasting for a behind-the-scenes view of the Bourbon and Gin production and barreling facility. 

For Gin, there are no rules but to use juniper berries. 

For Bourbon, the rules are much more strict. In a Bourbon, most of the grains must be corn. Additionally, it must be made in the US and aged in a brand new New American Oak barrel that has been charred. 

Desert Door

Desert Door Distillery produces Sotol, a spirit like Mezcal or Tequila, that is harvested similarly to agave plants. The outer leaves are removed and the core is cooked, fermented and distilled. Sotol has a remarkable history that goes back hundreds and hundreds of years- used to eat, as a weapon, to heal ailments, and later as a distilled spirit. The plant grows in the desert regions of northern Mexico, New Mexico, West Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Sotol is recently growing in popularity in the Texas Hill Country since Desert Door opened and started serving up their unique craft cocktails in an equally unique and beautiful desert-modern tasting room with a fireplace to cozy up to, comfy seating both indoors and outdoors, a covered patio and games. Desert Door is 100% Instagram-worthy! The smoky flavor of Sotol makes some pretty bomb cocktails- and Desert Door knows just how to serve them! Check out one of Desert Door’s many events- often featuring live music. Desert Door also offers tours of the facility, or simply visit and take a peek into the production facility from the tasting room’s windows.

Dripping Springs Distillery

Dripping Springs Distilling has been around and has their established and well-known brand, Dripping Springs Vodka. In 2021, Dripping Springs Distilling opened their new, beautiful tasting room with two bars, lots of seating both indoors and outdoors, as well as yard games and even more seating on the lawn. Dripping Springs Distilling has a variety of spirits: Vodka, Gin and Bourbon. The distillery also has a great food menu, and a TV- making this our favorite stop for game day weekends! 

Please note in the “Request for Changes” if you would prefer to forgo the tour and tasting and instead get a cocktail.

Have a Different Distillery in Mind?

Texas Tipsy Tours does our best to accommodate your requests! Speak with our team about swapping out one distillery for another, or make a note on the “Request for Changes” on your online booking. 

Deep Eddy Vodka

The famous Deep Eddy Vodka is inspired by the oldest swimming hole in Austin, Texas. There are a variety of flavors of Vodka available to choose from. Your reservation includes a pre-set cocktail flight.

Upgrade fee: $10/person

What’s Included?

  • Treaty Oak – spirit flight OR cocktail (optional tour available)
  • Desert Door- cocktail OR tastings included
  • Dripping Springs Distillery- tour + tasting
  • Options to customize your itinerary
  • Six hours of transportation from pick up to drop off, with additional time available to purchase in advance of your tour
  • Private transportation and driver in an SUV, Mercedes Sprinter (Mercedes Sprinter Limo available for an additional upgrade fee)
  • Custom pick up and drop off at a location of your choice inside the Austin-area
  • We offer additional pick-ups and drop-offs in Austin, and the Texas Hill Country, and Fredericksburg (pick ups outside of Central Austin may require additional time on tour and/or additional pick up fees)
  • You are welcome to bring your own snacks and drinks (BYOB allowed on vehicle). See our terms.

What’s for Lunch?

Our Texas Hill Country Distillery Tour has great options for lunch at the venues you will visit! 

  • Desert Door Distillery has a farm-to-table food truck, Eden West.
  • Dripping Springs Distillery has a great Southern food menu (biscuits, pot pie, etc.)

Please note that Texas Tipsy Tours does not order food in advance or pay for food, and we highly recommend adding on time to your tour if you plan to eat. 

You are also welcome to add on to your tour to visit another lunch spot. Please note that adding time to the tour is an additional cost (meal not included).

Read more about your Dripping Springs lunch options, here.

Dripping Springs also offers many wineries and breweries, if you want to mix it up! 

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