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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Nine Banded Whiskey hit the road this past weekend to check out a potential new market. We are currently only distributed across the great state of Texas, but are looking to spread our wings and show the rest of the world what’s coming. Can you guess where we ventured off to first? We can’t wait to share with you what’s to come..
Nine Banded Whiskey and Foster ATX have been long time partners. Foster ATX brings together musicians, chefs, and artists of all types to put on extremely special experiences. They bring the community together through pop up dinners, intimate backyard concerts, and unforgettable installations of all kinds. Nine Banded Whiskey has been along with the girls through it all. We are happy to be a part of their beautiful and unique Austin event experience. They truly are one of a kind.