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Welcome to the first (legal)
distillery in Leander, Texas.

Makers of TexAgave®, Leanderthal® Vodka, Triple SECession® Orange, JAVAgave Coffee Liqueur, and Whit's Leander Dry Gin.

The uniquely Texan products of Leanderthal® Distilling

TexAgave® Blue Agave Spirits

There is no such thing as a "Tequila" made in Texas.  Mexico owns that word that like France owns the word "Champagne."


But now there IS TexAgave.  This honestly Texas made liquor for your margaritas has a delicious flavor all its own.  With a pleasant tropical aroma and what's been called a "dangerously smooth finish" it's a spirit perfect for margaritas, sunrises, and more. 


Leanderthal® Vodka

Don't let the low price of our best selling Ironically Sophsticated™vodka fool you.  We don't think vodka has to BE expensive to TASTE expensive. 


The name?  Well, In 1982, right near Leander, archaeologists discovered the 10,000 year old skeleton of a prehistoric woman. She wasn't old enough to be a Neanderthal so they called her Leanne, the Leanderthal Lady.  In honor of her spirit, we named ours after her.

Triple Secession® Orange Liqueur

Texas's first 82 proof Triple Sec, this is a seriously strong  and complex orange liqueur.  It may remind you of premium French brands but without the snooty price tag. Perfect for top shelf cocktails. Perfectly  capable of standing on its own.  

Did you know alcohol labels have to be approved by the federal government?  It's true.  So now we get to say we asked the feds to approve our "Secession"...and they did!


JAVAgave™ Artisan Coffee Liqueur

Coffee liqueur java javagave texas answer to kahlua kamora

AT LAST.  A top-shelf coffee liqueur at full 80 proof (40% alc/vol).  Made with REAL coffee from the artisan roasters at Coyote Moon in Georgetown, Texas, delivered fresh to our distillery on the day of making. 


Sweetened with blue agave nectar and pure cane sugar with a touch of real vanilla. Sophisticated, not syrupy, this is the liqueur for people who know good coffee. Priced competitively with the major brands but more potent, authentic, and truly handcrafted.

Whit's LEANDER DRY GIN

We call it the ORIGINAL MIXED BREED GIN.™  To create it, we borrowed a celebrated tradition of wine and Scotch makers -- expert blending. A number of gin styles were curated and blended into this unique, aromatic, and complex gin.


The result is a fine gin rooted in traditional botanicals of juniper and others plus a complex depth and long finish from more innovative ingredients. This gin is our founder's favorite product...and it's not just because the label features his favorite mixed breed dog.

 

Leanderthal® TV

Check this section often for our most recent video.  In addition to product information, we'll soon have a series that answers common questions, dispels alcohol myths, and pulls back the curtain on the mysterious and heavily regulated industry of alcohol production.  You'll find the whole bunch of them on our YouTube channel, too.  Visit our YouTube channel and subscribe.


For now, enjoy our recent appearance on FOX 7 Austin's "Good Day Austin" and a one minute video on Triple Secession.

TexAgave®, Leanderthal®, and Triple SECsession® on FOX 7

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Leanderthal® Distilling

11894 Hero Way West Suite A, Leander, Texas 78641

(512) 697-9127

By appointment only. Not open to the public at this time.