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Double Barrel Whiskey Bottle Release

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Only available in our Tap Room, Real Spirits bottles and handcrafted cocktails are a special treat for those dedicated fans that visit us in Blanco.

Join us in the Tap Room for the release of our first Double Barrel Whiskey on October 28th:

  • Special Distillery tours at 12pm & 2pm
  • Specialty cocktails sold over the bar in the Tap Room
  • 750ml bottles of our Texas Hill Country Gin, Signature Whiskey, and Double Barrel Whiskey available for sale to-go (limit 1 bottle of the double barrel whiskey/person)
  • Food for sale via Grita Tacos!

Real Spirits is a grain-to-glass production. All of our spirits are brewed, fermented, distilled, aged, and packaged on-site at our brewery in Blanco. The spirits start with a foundation of Real Ale beer recipes without the hops. Real Spirits Double Barrel Whiskey starts as the mash of Real Ale’s best selling Belgian Tripel, Devil’s Backbone. Made from 100% malted barley, it is distilled twice in a hand-hammered copper pot still, and then aged in new charred white oak barrels. After 20 months, the whiskey is transferred into a French oak barrel from Hye, TX winery, William Chris Vineyards. After 4 months in this barrel, which previously held an Orange Muscat dessert wine, the whiskey takes on flavors like cinnamon toast, preserved fruit marmalade, toffee, and vanilla crème brulee.

Visitors to the Real Ale Tap Room in Blanco will be able to purchase up to two bottles of spirits per month (in accordance with state regulation). We will be limiting the purchase of the Double Barrel Whiskey to one bottle per person.  The bottles will not be distributed beyond the brewery, so you’ll have to come visit us to get your hands on them. Classic cocktails will also be available for purchase, including a special barrel-aged Negroni made specifically for this event!


Davin pours Real spirits whiskey into glass using his handmade whiskey thief tool

The 10/28 event will also include a very exciting beer release!

The 2017 release of Four Horsemen marks the first release to have aged in our very own whiskey barrels. When Real Spirits emptied its first round of Signature Blend Whiskey barrels, they were quickly filled with Black Quad and laid to rest. After 7 months, the beer emerged, featuring aromas of dark, dried fruit, vanilla, and maple, with a noticeable yet soft level of oak to balance. Try a Four Horsemen on draught for the first time at the taproom on Saturday, 10/28!

  • Saturday
  • 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Real Ale Brewing Company
  • 231 San Saba Court
    Blanco, TX 78606 United States