Located in Manor, TX, Banner Distilling not only produces vodka, but an exquisite wheat whiskey too. (I'm secretly hoping they'll make a wheat vodka as well). Banner was one of the first distilleries I ever visited as VodkaGirlATX. Tony Jimenez and I met via Twitter, then in person at Vodka Fest. I later met his partner Logan at a store tasting. We instantly became friends and I have been a supporter of their products and distillery ever since.
Banner Distilling is also a Vodka,TX participating distillery and offers member perks.
One of the most graphic forward brands I've ever come across (triggers my advertising background). This vodka brand is truly a family affair with the entire team doing everything from design, to bottling, to store tastings. You'll also find them at many events and festivals. The whole family built the distillery from the ground up.
Distilled in Smithville, Texas, this small distillery is sadly, not open to the public. Not to fret, you can buy some cool merch on their website.
Empowering the true American immigrant story, Doers Vodka represents American pride and the Latin culture and is made from sacred corn. La Jefa, Arianna Ixcaragua, is the founder and owner and quite the talented artist. Her husband Samuel Aguilar, is El Presidente and siblings, Soliel handles Operations, Inne created the logo and is the Creative Director (and sings beautifully I may add), and Samuel, Jr is the Master Distiller. You'll see them all out promoting their spirit and wearing the latest, coolest art on their newest tshirt design.
WILD RAG VODKA
Made in Sandia, Texas, this South Texas distillery offers three vodka styles for you to enjoy.
1. The Texas Torch is a cinnamon flavored vodka made with a corn base and is 70 proof.
2. Batch 27 is my favorite and is distilled from mesquite beans. There's also a Batch 29.
3. Sandia Silver is made from cane sugar.
Master Distiller, Royal Aguilar has been in Sandia all his life and carries his personality, along that of the area into the vodkas. The Wild Rag name honors the past of those cowboys who used the wild rags for protection from the dust, sun and the occasional lawman. The logo includes a red wild rag around the neck of Texas.
Have you tried any of these yet? All three brands are so different and unique in their own way. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.