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LEANDERTHAL® The spirit of Leander, Texas™

LEANDERTHAL® The spirit of Leander, Texas™

LEANDERTHAL® The spirit of Leander, Texas™LEANDERTHAL® The spirit of Leander, Texas™LEANDERTHAL® The spirit of Leander, Texas™

11894 Hero Way West, Leander, TX 78641


FRI: 5PM TO 9PM  |  SAT: 1PM TO 9PM.

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Our tasting room, the Leanderthal® Lounge, is now open.

Join us in this warm, inviting, and creative space for fine cocktails, conversation, music, art, games, and more. A Thursday open mic is coming so stay tuned for details.


You are welcome to purchase any of our products directly from the distillery. However, Texas state law limits you to two bottles per person, per 30 day period. Please plan accordingly. And maybe drop your state rep a note to complain about this when you get a chance. ;-)


Fridays 5pm to 9pm

Saturdays 1pm to 9pm

Black Friday: 11am to 9pm

11894 Hero Way West, Leander, TX 78641


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

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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.



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.




When we were working on Whit's Gin, a bulk spirits broker asked our founder, Scott, a pretty stupid question: "Are you interested in 270 gallons of fine five year aged Kentucky whiskey?" A maker who switching from a 5 year aged product to a 4 year product was willing to sell it to us and after sampling it, we jumped on it. At a time when makers are rushing 2 year products to market, 5 years is solid. After a proprietary maneuver to mellow it even further, we proofed and bottled it. Then we hand numbered and signed each one. 1500 bottle release and when it's gone it's gone. Named for the 17 defenders of the Alamo who were born in Kentucky like this whiskey.

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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