You'll want to raise a glass to this. On Thursday, homegrown brand Deep Eddy Vodka announced that it will open a second distillery in Buda.
When construction is complete in spring 2017, the 194,000-square-foot facility will increase the company's production capacity to over 5 million cases per year — five times the current amount of cranberry, grapefruit, lemon, peach, sweet tea, and original vodka. Deep Eddy is "on track to ship 1 million cases this year," said president John Scarborough in a release.
"We are investing in additional infrastructure and capacity to ensure we can keep pace with our tremendous growth. Austin and the Central Texas region are the foundation of our brand, and this investment represents our commitment to keeping it that way. Our roots are planted here, and we are grateful to our local employees and the consumers that helped shape Deep Eddy Vodka into the success that it is today," he elaborated.
This is a big move for the brand that started out in North Austin just six years ago. The new distillery will not be open to the public, but you will still be able to get your fix of flavored vodkas at Deep Eddy's flagship location in Dripping Springs.
New amenities are being added to the already stunning tasting room to improve the visitor experience, which is rounded out by tasty cocktails, an awesome outdoor patio, and regular live music.