I was invited on a media trip to visit the Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room and take a tour of the distillery. It was so cool learning about the history of Deep Eddy and their process for distilling and bottling their vodkas. Let me tell you – I already can’t wait to experience the Tasting Room again for a girl’s weekend in Austin. A visit to Deep Eddy’s Tasting Room would be a perfect activity for a bachelorette party or birthday celebration, or for anyone looking for something fun to do to “keep it local” when visiting Austin.
Deep Eddy Vodka, founded and based in Austin, Texas, is available nationwide. But the Tasting Room experience is exclusive to Dripping Springs, just outside Austin. The 5,000 square foot Tasting Room (located at 2250 E Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620) is open to the public, with a patio, space for live music, a shop, special event space, and of course, the chance to try Deep Eddy’s award winning vodkas! In addition to tasting flights, the bar at Deep Eddy’s Tasting Room mixes up specialty cocktails, and encourages you to “day drink responsibly.” The place was hopping on the Saturday of our visit, with locals and visitors alike sharing laughs and making memories.
Some of the fun cocktails we tried were the Austin Mule and Ruby Mule, made with Deep Eddy’s original vodka and Ruby Red vodka, respectively. Having sampled both, I couldn’t say which I preferred, as they were both refreshing and smooth.
The tasting flight consisted of Deep Eddy’s Original Vodka, Sweet Tea Vodka, Ruby Red, Cranberry, Lemon, Peach, and Orange, along with some grapefruit bits and lemon twists to bring out the fresh fruit flavors from the infused vodkas.
While they were all delicious, my favorites were the Sweet Tea (it, dangerously I might add, tasted just like sweet tea!) and Ruby Red.
After the tasting, I explored the grounds, taking a few minutes to pose with the Deep Eddy Lemon van, and attempt my best pin-up impression, inspired by Deep Eddy’s signature pin-up girl.
Deep Eddy Betty from their logo comes from a vintage ad for Austin’s Deep Eddy Pool swimming hole. I love this little tidbit of local history tied in as an homage to Austin in their brand.
Now, that’s a lot of fun ready to ship.