When people set off on a tasting tour of Austin-based liquor distilleries, they usually focus on beverages such as tequila or mezcal. Few people know that Austin boasts several vodka distilleries other than Tito’s Handmade Vodka, but there are in fact quite a few other Austin vodka producers who make a superb product and provide tasting tours on little notice.

So to bring you up to speed, here are a few of our favorite up-and-coming Austin vodka makers out there right now…

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BANNER DISTILLING

I discovered Banner Vodka a few years ago via Instagram and connected with the owners, Logan Simpson and Tony Jimenez. Located just outside of Austin, in Manor, this small batch distillery was hand built by the two partners and is now also making whiskey. After my first visit, I fell in love with this vodka.

Banner Vodka has won numerous awards in its short history and is made from organic corn, wheat, sugar cane and  pure Texas rainwater for a clean finish.

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