Scouted Distilleries You Should Know About

Originally published by THE SCOUT GUIDE on December 19th, 2022.

One of life’s greatest pleasures is enjoying fine spirits, whether at the end of a long day or when gathering with friends. That experience is amplified when you get to know the process—and the people behind it—from spirit to bottle, upon visiting a distillery. For those looking to enrich their enjoyment of all manner of distilled drinks, we asked The Scout Guide editors to recommend their favorite distilleries, each with a unique product and tasting room.

DISTILLERY: Marfa Spirit
LOCATION: Marfa, Texas
WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL: Marfa Sprit was started during the pandemic by notable Houston chef Seth Siegel-Gardner. He moved his family to Marfa and put his culinary know-how behind distilled spirits. Marfa Spirit is a must-visit in Marfa. The drinks are fantastic and the food is some of the best the region has to offer.
WHAT OUR EDITOR SAYS: “Marfa Spirit must be added to the itinerary of anyone headed to far West Texas. My favorite way to spend a Saturday in Marfa is camping out at the distillery, sipping on their sotol, chatting with locals or travelers, and enjoying whatever out-of-this world food they are serving that day,” says Claire Ramirez, editor of The Scout Guide West Texas. “Top favorites are either their smashburgers or king-sized breakfast burritos.”