Distilleries

Whiskey Honors Man Who Was Likely America’s First Black Master Distiller

POSTED: April 15, 2021 AT 12:58 pm   /   Bars, Distilleries

For nearly a year Sean Beck, sommelier and beverage director for H-Town Restaurant Group, has hosted weekly virtual tasting events at Backstreet Cafe. During these Zoom-based get-togethers, Beck guides guests through the world of wine, cocktails or spirits, introducing the people and stories behind the drinks. This ritual gives enthusiasts and beginners alike to not […]

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The Houston Distilleries Making Hand Sanitizer

POSTED: April 22, 2020 AT 8:52 am   /   Bars, Distilleries

Neutral alcohols — especially isopropyl and ethyl — have become highly desirable substances during the coronavirus pandemic. This compound, which is found in hand sanitizers, surface cleaners and many other products, helps neutralize the virus that causes COVID-19, helping slow its spread. As concerns about the virus grew, our nation’s shelves began to run dry […]

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Houston Distillery Pledges to Donate a Month of Sales to PTSD Assistance Organization

POSTED: May 30, 2019 AT 5:44 pm   /   Bars, Distilleries, Whisk(e)y

On this past Memorial Day, many Americans reflected on the sacrifices of those who fought for our freedom. Travis Whitmeyer, co-founder and head distiller of Whitmeyer’s Distilling Co. at 16711 Hollister did more than reflect — he jumped into action. Whitmeyer is a veteran who co-founded the distillery with his brother, Chris — who is also […]

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