UPDATE: I am rescheduling this to a Sunday tour due to the higher fee for a Saturday tour, and the weather this weekend is potentially stormy. Please note that I am changing to a 2pm Sunday tour. You will need to be at the distillery in Hye before 2pm, or if you prefer to meet me in South Austin for brunch or carpool/caravan, I will be at Jack Allen's Kitchen in Oak Hill on Hwy 71 for Sunday brunch at 11:30am, and will leave for the distillery by about 12:45pm.
This is the closest whiskey distillery that I know of, and they have a regular tour set up. If you're wondering the Celtic connection here, all whisk(e)y is a descendant of "uisge beatha" - Gaelic for the "water of life." The Garrison Brothers brand of whiskey is that of a Texas bourbon. For more information on different types of whisk(e)y, see my presentations in the Files section of this Meetup group.
The Garrison Brothers distillery is located in Hye, Texas -- between Johnson City and Fredericksburg. I will post somewhere we can meet in Southwest Austin for those who would like to drive out there together. But if you want to meet at the distillery, that is fine, too. There is a lot to do in the area -- my favorites are Enchanted Rock State Natural Area and Luckenbach!
Here is the link for more information on the distillery tour:
And here are directions via Google Maps from Austin:
Hope to see y'all there!