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This upcoming month of June will be super exciting as temperatures rise and the summer kicks into high gear! We will be a proud sponsor of Austin’s Sound & Cinema series, where they open up the lawn of the Long Center and free film screening. For the latest on where to find us and join in on our adventures subscribe to our monthly newsletter, or connect with us on Instagram and Facebook!

May was an exciting month for Nine Banded Whiskey as we kicked off the summer with a myriad of events around our hometown and the country.

We celebrated World Whiskey Day on May 18 with a crawfish boil at Little Woodrow’s, our favorite Texas watering holes with locations scattered all around the state. It was a blast to see the community come together to eat good food and drink fine whiskey. We proudly topped off glasses neat and with the classic Old Fashioned.

On the last weekend of the month we participated in Austin’s Hot Luck with musicians and chefs from around the country. On Saturday we hung out at The Wild Onion Ranch making sweet cocktails! We featured our Night Roamer which had Chameleon Cold Brew and topped it off with the ever-trending oat milk. It was a nice twist to the usual coffee cocktail. The mixed drinks paired nicely with the diverse cuisines made by world-class chefs. At the end of the month we partnered with our good friends Foster ATX with Underground, Vol. II which featured talented local musicians Jesse Woods and Odessa. The artists performed touching pieces for a sold out show at Bar Peached. Even if you missed this show you can catch them at Continental Club doing a residency for the month of June every Saturday starting at 8pm.

Kick Off Summertime in Austin with Us!

Design by  Fabian Rey

Design by Fabian Rey

The last weekend of April was the busiest that the city has experienced since the Austin City Limits Festival.  There was the Only-in-Austin Eeyore’s Birthday Party at Pease Park, the Austin Food & Wine Fest, and our backyard happy hour at the Nine Banded Whiskey HQ to name a few.

We hosted a happy hour with local online butcher start-up Rosso & Flynn and our office neighbors Made In Cookware, and the wonderful band Ley Line Sound. The weather was perfect, the tacos were tasty, and the whiskey cocktails were of course on point!  The afternoon was laid back as the four women of Ley Line Sound performed their set which has musical influences from Brazil, Latin America, and West Africa.

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On Saturday morning we descended upon Auditorium Shores where our friend Fabian Rey, a local artist, began painting his live mural commissioned and inspired by Nine Banded Whiskey in the center of Austin Food & Wine Festival.  We kept the theme in tact with our tasty “Fresca Frisky” which featured watermelon jalapeno agua frescas from Lula’s and Nine Banded Whiskey.

It was exciting to be part of the diverse group of food and drink brands from across the country who came together to make the festival great.

Later that day, we popped up at the awesome event called “Rock Your Taco” where various chefs of all backgrounds competed at local warehouse venue Fair Market by making their best taco.  Attendees tried the tacos one by one until happy and full. The night paired perfectly with our Nine Banded Whiskey horchata cocktails, topped with a dash of cinnamon.  At the end of the night Andrew Zimmern of the Travel Channel and the host of “Bizarre Foods” was the winner with his decadent black caviar and cured salmon taco.  Congrats to all the chefs!

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Sunday morning the gates opened at Auditorium Shores to find Fabian Rey adding some much needed color to the day.  The Whiskey + Art interactive activation we put together was extremely memorable for all who stopped by. Naturally we were set up next to Austin’s own DJ Mel spinning all the tracks so it became our duty to keep the cups filled with cocktails such as the Wild Side which is our Nine Banded Whiskey with a splash of grapefruit juice, lime, and a dash of peach bitters topped with Rambler sparkling water.   

We closed down the Austin Food & Wine Festival with a bang.  Thanks DJ Mel!  See you next year!  

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Nine Banded Whiskey “Welcomes You to Austin”

Nine Banded Whiskey “Welcomes You to Austin”

One of the biggest events held annually in our hometown is South by Southwest (SXSW). For 10 days, the streets of Austin become engulfed with a diverse crowd of innovators, artists, filmmakers, photographers, musicians, gamers, comedians, actors, engineers and, of course, all the admirers the festival brings.

Ringing in the Holidays w/ Austin Originals

Ringing in the Holidays w/ Austin Originals

December 8, 2018:  On a quintessentially brisk Austin December evening the Austin Originals made their magical debut at the legendary Arlyn Studios located in the heart of our hometown. Austin Originals formed as a group of like-minded locally-based companies, including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Nine Banded Whiskey, Arlyn Studios, Panacea Collective and the music non-profit All ATX, all dedicated to preserving the true soul and authenticity of Austin.

The goal of Austin Originals is to create uniquely Austin experiences with the people who make this city great; all while fundraising for the charities that work to preserve the lifeblood of our city: our musicians.

The Last Waltz Revisited

The Last Waltz Revisited

Last Friday we gathered at Barracuda Austin for a night of unforgettable singing and dancing to one of music’s most legendary farewell concerts.

The Last Waltz was a farewell concert by the Canadian-American group called, The Band. With help from renowned director, Martin Scorsese, a documentary of the same name was made to capture The Band’s last show.

“Smoking & Drinking”

“Smoking & Drinking”

Nine Banded Whiskey kicked off tailgate season with the UT vs. USC game. We celebrated with burnt orange old fashioned cocktails and smoked meats by our friends at Rosso & Flynn. September 15th was not only game day in Austin, but it was also a special day to celebrate one of our favorite organizations, The Playing for Change Foundation. Playing for Change is a global nonprofit that connects & inspires the world through music and is very close to our hearts at Nine Banded Whiskey. We brought in Akin Francis to play live reggae music to celebrate & raise funds to support education through music around the world.

dO512's Sound & Cinema: Midsummer Nights Series

dO512's Sound & Cinema: Midsummer Nights Series

Nine Banded Whiskey took part in a midsummer nights series put on by our friends at Do512, The Long Center and The Alamo Drafthouse. We spent each Wednesday night celebrating local eats, drinks and musicians, before tuning into that week’s featured film. It was a great time for all the Austin brands to gather together and support the community for a free night of fun overlooking the grand silhouette of Austin, Texas sunsets. Join us again next year!

It's all in the water..

It's all in the water..

The Nine Banded Whiskey crew took a team trip out to the water. Located 60 miles west of Austin in Mason, Texas, the limestone filtered water pours from a previously untapped spring. We brought steak, music, and a whole lot of whiskey out to the ranch to have a good time with great people. We gathered the water to bring it back to our distillery for one of our largest orders to date.