Hill Country Distillers is located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the town of Comfort is where we call home. Our distillery is family owned and operated, and we pride ourselves on providing a truly unique Texas product.
We make our Texas Spirits using ingredients native to our amazing state. We proudly utilize the abundance of the Prickly Pear Cactus native to Texas soil as well as hill country peaches, jalapeños, and more. Our “Seasonal” product lines are designed to showcase the various regional fruits grown in the great State of Texas.
Because we do not use any corn or grains, and the method in which we distill, our Prickly Pear and Jalapeno Spirits fall into the official category of “Specialty Distilled Spirit”. Well, that is a mouthful to try and market, so we began by calling our spirits “Moonshine”. That was a double edged sword, making some people very curious, but scaring others out of wanting to try it. So we changed our label and removed “Moonshine” so folks might be more willing to give it a try.
Small in Size but Large in Texas Spirit
Our operation is somewhat small in size. However, we believe that our small size allows us to provide a better quality of product. Stop in to our tasting room and try our spirits, Texas Dulce liqueurs and soon our Brandy’s made from Texas wines. Then relax in our comfortable and easy atmosphere, catch the game on our big screen TVs, or enjoy the unique and fun drinks from our cocktail bar with some friends while listening to some music.
We are also dog friendly! Bring your four-legged friends–we’re happy to accommodate them. We have indoor and outdoor seating and even a dog pen area in case your pet needs a break from the fun.
Are you looking for a place to have a birthday, anniversary, rehearsal dinner, or a group get together, then we might be able to help you out with that. Give us a call at 830-995-2924 and talk to Esmeralda or email her at Esme@hillcountryTXdistillers.com.
Hill Country Distillers Craft Spirits
Hill Country spirits are all produced in our distillery in small batches using our Kentucky made 250 gallon copper pot still. All our products are made completely natural, using no chemicals, extracts, or other additives. And the water we use to proof our Texas spirits is distilled rainwater!
Texas Prickly Pear Cactus Spirits
- Fermented and distilled out of Prickly Pear Cactus Pads (nopales), NOT INFUSED!
- Handpicked from local ranches in the surrounding Texas Hill Country
- Hand Chopped at the Distillery in Comfort
Tasting Notes — The nose will be similar to a tequila; the Prickly Pear Cactus is a cousin of the Agave. On your pallet it will have earthy, lemon grass, and organic notes with a taste almost halfway between a tequila and a vodka.
Texas Jalapeño Moonshine
- Fermented from Jalapeño peppers, NOT INFUSED!
- During the season our Jalapeños come from right down the road in Fredericksburg, TX
- The Jalapeños are hand chopped at the distillery in Comfort, TX
- No Corn or Grain used in fermentation process
Tasting Notes — The nose will be like a fresh green jalapeño. On your pallet it will taste like a fresh green jalapeño as well but without as much heat. When you first taste it you will feel the temperature rise just a bit, but then it dissipates quickly and has a clean smooth finish.
Texas Revenge Gin
Taking revenge on the two things Texans hate the most, Cactus and Cedar trees! All of our batches are hand crafted; from picking the Prickly Pear Cactus out of nearby ranches to collecting the local Ashe Juniper berries (aka Cedar Berries) by hand.
We create our base for our Gin by fermenting Prickly Pear Cactus Pads, using no corn or grain (no wheat, barley, rye or oats). Because we don’t use any corn, or other grains in the process, it gives our Gin a much cleaner finish, which makes an ultra-smooth product. We then distill it with Ashe Juniper berries, orange peel, lemon peel and cinnamon sticks. These botanicals give our Texas Revenge Gin a very unique flavor that we are sure you’ll love as much as we do!
Barrel Aged Prickly Pear Cactus Moonshine
We age our Pirckly Pear Cactus Spirit in both used bourbon barrels and new charred oak barrels. We then blend it to create a UNIQUE taste experience. Forget the moonshine part, our Barrel Aged Cactus will surprise you with flavor both rich and exotic. The barrels impart a flavor like a good whiskey, but our spirit is so smooth that the finish will surprise and delight even the pickiest of imbibers!
Texas Dulce – Texas Prickly Pear Cactus Moonshine Infused Liqueurs
Our Dulce’s start out as our Texas Prickly Pear Cactus Moonshine. We then infuse them with fresh zest from Lemon, Lime, Orange, and Ruby Red Grapefruits (all done separately). All the zest is hand made from fresh fruits. All the infusions are all natural and we don’t use any chemicals, flavor extracts or coloring. After the infusion we then strain the zest and add distilled rain water and simple syrup (equal parts water and sugar).
And our Texas Dulce Coffee Liqueur. Coming to a liquor store near you very soon.
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