Tequila probably. Whiskey definitely. Gin, however, might not be the first thing some people think of when they think of favored Texas spirits. But those people would be wrong—particularly after paying a visit to Seersucker Distillery in San Antonio. Here, the gin is slow-distilled in “Betty”—a hand-hammered copper pot still—and blended with all-natural botanicals.

Co-founded by husband and wife Trey and Kimberly Azar, Seersucker Distillery, set on 6 acres of South Texas landscape, is located about 15 minutes from downtown San Antonio. Home of Southern Style Gin, the property includes a 5,000-square-foot distilling and bottling facility and tasting room that can accommodate groups of up to 70 standing or 40 seated. Team-building activities can include mixing cocktail concoctions and taking a guided tour of the distillery. 
 

Celebrating the completion of its structural framework, Austin Marriott Downtown hosted a unique “topping off” event in collaboration with local spirit masters Garrison Brothers Distillery. In place of the traditional raising of the final beam ceremony, the hotel raised three Garrison Brothers bourbon barrels via crane onto the hotel’s rooftop.

 

Built at the turn of the 20th century, Mattie’s at Green Pastures was once the estate of Henry and Martha “Mattie” Miner Faulk. In 1946, Faulk’s daughter Mary and Mary’s husband Chester Koock opened the fine dining restaurant Green Pastures at the address, and over the years, they hosted lavish parties and grand occasions for celebrities, governors and visiting dignitaries. Mary Koock also catered many parties at the Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch.

 

Want an outdoor picnic with panache? The Picnic Peacock can set the scene for an elegant picnic for your group. Located in the Dallas Fort Worth area, the company plans and executes upscale picnic experiences in any space and for every occasion.