Artisan Distillery was the first downtown vodka & whiskey distillery in San Antonio
Artisan started distilling on the Northwest side of San Antonio in 2010 and slowly grew out of their original location. In 2015 Artisan moved to our current location on 8th Street and became the only distillery in downtown San Antonio that hand crafts all their spirits on site. Over the years we have gained a great following and expanded our product line. At the beginning we only crested Spike Vodka and Texas Pride Vodka and now we create Spike Vodka, Texas Pride Vodka Chupacabra Juice Moonshine, Bexar Ridge Bourbon Whisky, Pecan Ridge Whiskey, and several unique beers.
Artisan is not only the actual production facility, but we also have a great tasting / tap room lounge where you are able to enjoy cocktails made from our spirits along with enjoying glasses of our original beers.
YES we embrace our four legged friends.. we even have non-alcoholic cocktails for the dogs so bring your friends and pups and enjoy a great evening.
So you can make a night of it we have partnered with a great local food truck on site too! Check out their menu below.
Spike Vodka was our first spirit we created. Spike Vodka is the only vodka in the world made from the pads of the prickly pear cactus, making it one the most unique vodkas in the market. Some describe it as earthy with a sweet pepper finish and has no back burn or bite. Spike Vodka has been featured on Texas Country Reporter (video) and many morning shows here in San Antonio.
Texas Pride Vodka is a corn based vodka is ultra-smooth, rated a 91 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, and is never a disappointment. Texas Pride is a more traditional vodka and appreciated by all in every situation.
In 2016 we decided to expand our portfolio and created Chupacabra Juice Moonshine. This moonshine is corn based, and comes from an old family recipe. Chupacabra Juice Moonshine is distilled to 65%, then diluted to 40% before it is served. We do not infuse, flavor or age our moonshine because we want to enjoy the true character of this spirit. Even though it is moonshine, it is smoother than most commercial vodka.
Due to customer requests we have expanded our list of spirits once again in 2017. We are now creating Bexar Ridge Bourbon Whisky and Pecan Ridge Whiskey.
Bexar Ridge Bourbon is the perfect combination of corn, wheat, and rye.. creating great, well balanced mash. After fermentation and distilling Bexar Ridge we age it in virgin oak barrels for six months. Bexar Ridge is a great bourbon to mix or just straight. You will find Bexar Ridge Bourbon is earthy without being overbearing and is so smooth it can be enjoyed straight or a smooth crafted cocktail.
Pecan Ridge Whiskey is another perfect blend of corn, wheat, and barley that is aged and distilled by hand to perfection. What makes Pecan Ridge very unique is that it is aged a minimum of 24 months and during the aging process Texas native pecan wood and Teas soft shelled pecan are put in the charred oak barrel giving Pecan Ridge a nutty note with a dry undertone (due to the real nuts that are used).
Our latest addition of our brewing production. We just started this at the beginning of 2020 after years of playing with recipes and processes. In June we started our brewing process by partnering with another small local brewery that was about to close due to the economic impact of Covid19. By partnering with this other distillery we are able to help out another brewery and they, in turn, help us produce our beer that is exclusive to Artisan. At this time some production at the other location, but all beers are finished on site at Artisan.
HAND SANITIZER (80% Ethanol Hand Sanitizer)
During this time of chaos and uncertainty Artisan started to produce 80% ethanol hand sanitizer. We still produce and sell our sanitizer. We sell this during the hours we are open or please contact us directly if you have large orders. We are selling 750ml bottles for $10, three bottles for $25 and 1 gallon for $40. We are here helping to be safe.. We are al in this together and only together we can get through this.