Dripping with Taste

Sip wines from a selection of boutique local wineries. Taste craft cocktails from small batch distillers. Enjoy local beer from award-winning Dripping Springs and Driftwood craft brewers.
ūüć∑ The Passports will be digital.¬†Digital Passports will be available for purchase on our website SOON.
With many unique and visually stunning wineries, breweries, and distilleries scattered throughout Dripping Springs and Driftwood, there’s an abundance of booze-y destinations to sip and savor a glass of wine, an ice-cold craft beer or a classy cocktail.
From local nano-breweries to nationally recognized spirit companies, the Dripping With Taste Trail & Passport introduces you to a vibrant and diverse assortment of establishments that are all committed to high-quality products with home-grown hospitality.
For a complete list of participants, click here.

Derby Day at the Distillery

Grab your best hat and Derby attire for a run for the Roses at the Remington Family Distillers Tasting Room starting at 12 PM until 8 PM.

The race will be on multiple screens (indoors and outdoors) starting at 6:01 pm. Horses races, Fuego Juleps, Mint Juleps with Remington Revival and Bloody Mary’s with Remington Vodka.¬† Click HERE for more¬† information.


Best Texas Whiskey in 2021 – Texas Whiskey Festival

Each year the Texas Whiskey Festival hosts a competition to determine who has the best Texas Bourbon, Rye, and Malt Whiskey. With a panel of judges, we conduct the competition with a method known as blind judging. The brands and specific whiskeys they are tasting are unknown to the judges. Our panel of judges smell and taste their way through each whiskey, rating the aroma, taste complexity, and finish.



Other Whiskeys: includes whiskeys aged in used barrels, blended whiskey, and light whiskey.

  1. Austin 101 Light Whiskey (made grain to glass in Texas)
  2. Remington Family Distillers Remington Revival
  3. Rebecca Creek Small Batch

For the full release and results, click here.



WSWA’s Weekly Buzz РSilver Associate Members

Associate Member: noun: a trusted partner with mutual understanding and collaboration to grow and support the industry.

WSWA Associate members bring great value to the WSWA Wholesaler membership by providing access to new and established brands, industry knowledge and support, the latest beverage alcohol trends, guidance on brand development, unique services to improve efficiency, and enhanced connections between the tiers.


Thank you to our associate members for their continued support and participation!

Click here for more information. 

Thank you for supporting Bizwomen Mentoring Monday!

Mentoring Monday


Thank you for joining us virtually for Bizwomen Mentoring Monday. We hope you enjoyed the program, made some valuable connections and left with new inspiration. If you would like to learn more about this year’s mentors, we have made the Mentor Bio Book available for your use.


Below is a note from our presenting sponsor:

‚ÄúI am grateful for everyone’s participation today and enthusiasm to not only be flexible in scheduling, but to celebrate International Women’s Day!‚ÄĚ
-Susan Lambert, CMO, Remington Family Distillers

The Austin Business Journal will continue to host virtual events during this time, so please keep your eyes open for what we have on the horizon. Check out all of our upcoming virtual events here!



Event Sponsor

WSWA Announces 2021 WSWA Access Advisory Council Brand Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C., 02/25/2021 ‚ÄstToday, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) announced the craft, startup and small production Brand Representatives joining the 2021 WSWA Advisory Council. Eleven emerging brands from across the country have joined the initiative that will feature expert guidance, resources and best practices to help brands navigate industry challenges and identify opportunities to get to market.


WSWA welcomes the 2021 WSWA Access Advisory Council Brand Representatives:

Click here for the full Press Release –> https://www.wswa.org/news/wswa-announces-2021-wswa-access-advisory-council-brand-representatives

Now Offering Private Tastings

Cocktails and Collectives

Tasting RoomOur tasting room is a great way to experience our craft spirits and handcrafted cocktails. We have a simple, rotating menu that always has something new and exciting. We’ll take you on an in-depth, fun and educational tasting of our core products, enjoy a cocktail of your choice and take home a bottle to enjoy.¬†

To accommodate safe social distancing, all private tastings are limited to Fridays, an hour and up to 10 people. Reservations are Required.  

John Barleycorn Awards 2020

John Barleycorn Award



Dallas, TX John Barleycorn Society of Spirits Writers & Marketers today released results for the Spring 2020 John Barleycorn Awards Taste and Marketing + Design competitions.

The John Barleycorn Awards is a different kind of awards program which was created by writers and marketers to honor creative excellence in all aspects of the spirits industry – from formulating and distilling products through innovative imaging, promotion, sale of the products, and supporting the industry. Due to the pandemic hitting distilleries and bartenders particularly hard, half of all Spring Taste entry fees were donated to the United States Bartenders’ Guild COVID-19 Relief Fund.

In the 2020 competition, there were several hundred entries from throughout the spirits industry. Entries came from a wide range of distillers from huge conglomerates like Brown-Forman and Beam-Suntory to new up and comers like Sagamore Spirit and Oak & Eden. Brands ranged from old mainstays like Four Roses, Jim Beam, and Corazon to new products from Black Button Distilling, Hollystone Distilling, and Distillery 291.

Each Taste entry was blind-tasted and scored on a 1DO-point scale for appearance, aroma, taste, and finish. Marketing entries were judged on creative excellence. Awards were determined based on points.

  • Caffe Del Fuego GOLD TASTE WINNER
  • Caffe Del Fuego¬† GOLD MARKETING + DESIGN | Social Media Engagement
  • Remington Family Distillers¬† GOLD MARKETING + DESIGN | Charitable Campaigns

A complete list of winners and comments from judges can be found at www.barleycornawards.com. Best of winners will be determined in December following the Fall competition. The Taste judging was conducted under the leadership of noted author and spirits writer John McCarthy who oversees some of the world’s top spirits writers. Judges include well-known journalists Leslie Sbrocco, Fred Minnick, Jennifer Simonetti-Bryan, Robin Robinson, Wayne Curtis, Frank Caiafa, Jack Robertiello, G. Clay Whittaker, Rachel DelRocco Terrazas, Brad Japhe, and Tony Sachs.

[email protected]¬† ¬† |¬† ¬† WWW.BARLEYCORNAWARDS.COM

Austin Monthly Front Porch Series

Front Porch Sessions

Front Porch Sessions

Join Austin Monthly for our concert series streaming live from our front porch to your living room.

This month’s Front Porch Session features Jackie Venson accompanied by cocktails from Remington Family Distillers.

RSVP to reserve a free cocktail kit* from Remington Family Distillers that can be picked up at the Austin Monthly office from noon-5 p.m. on July 20.

On the evening of the event, visit Austin Monthly’s Facebook page, IGLive or YouTube channel to listen and sip along!*Limited quantities are available. Must be 21+ and have a valid ID available at pickup.

AO5 Opening Reception Featuring Brandon Snow and Caffe Del Fuego

Opening Reception with the Artist
Saturday, June 8th 7-9pm

Brandon Snow is a self-taught Austin-based printmaker, and the youngest artist represented by Ao5 Gallery. Snow merges his original film photography with a large format silkscreen process. This hand-pulled printing method allows for unique and serendipitous characteristics to develop in each piece. His newest body of work is inspired by the struggle to find balance in all aspects of our lives.

Event sponsored by Caffe del Fuego. Please enjoy responsibly.