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HaciendaSouthTexas' Courtney & Emily's blog featured Wild Rag Vodka:  Click here for this great post!

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When a good friend told me he was investing in a local vodka distillery outside of Corpus Christi I grabbed Emily and went on a quest to check this out. Not being a vodka drinker myself I arrived with an open mind. When we pulled up to the Sandia distillery we were immediately charmed by the Tasting Room and Lupita Aguilar’s warm welcome. You see her husband Royel Aguilar has turned their property into a full-blown vodka distillery after years of nurturing his passion for cooking and a prior run at making his own wine. Wild Rag Vodka offers three flavors – regular vodka, Texas Torch (a cinnamon flavor) and mesquite bean, and they are the only vodka distiller in the world to make and offer the latter.  You can purchase their vodka at local liquor stores and restaurants listed here, or better yet grab some amigos and go check out their tasting room! See their hours of operation here. This is a fun little excursion off the beaten path.


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April 7, 2018: PAT WATERS - Male Country Music Performer of the Year received Official Recognition at the 2018 Producers Choice Honors in Las Vegas and Pat Waters' acceptance speech included Wild Rag Vodka!  Doesn't get any better than this.   Pat Waters performed at the Wild Rag Vodka Tasting Room in Sandia, Texas recently and as the true Texan that he is, he is sharing the spotlight with us.  Click here for Pat Waters' speech


From the Magazine / 4.23.18
Written by Paula Disbrowe | Photos by Rick Cortez

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"A Menu for the Centuries"
"To honor San Antonio’s tricentennial, Steve McHugh dreams up dishes inspired by the region’s earliest ingredients" (Click here for full article)

 Chef Steve McHugh's own SANDIA MULE made with Wild Rag Mesquite Bean Vodka featured on The Local Palate Magazine. "Earlier this year, McHugh and his wife visited South Texas Distillery in Sandia, Texas, that recently produced its first batch of mesquite bean vodka. The vodka is “really smooth, and a little bit sweeter that traditional vodka, with faint caramel and coconut flavors,” says McHugh. Since sandia is also the Spanish word for watermelon, it was only natural to combine the smooth-tasting vodka with watermelon juice, lime, and ginger beer. “It’s kind of a South Texas play on a mule.”

Chef Steve McHugh's own SANDIA MULE made with Wild Rag Mesquite Bean Vodka featured on The Local Palate Magazine. "Earlier this year, McHugh and his wife visited South Texas Distillery in Sandia, Texas, that recently produced its first batch of mesquite bean vodka. The vodka is “really smooth, and a little bit sweeter that traditional vodka, with faint caramel and coconut flavors,” says McHugh. Since sandia is also the Spanish word for watermelon, it was only natural to combine the smooth-tasting vodka with watermelon juice, lime, and ginger beer. “It’s kind of a South Texas play on a mule.”


 Pat Waters' Acceptance Speech with a "Thank You" to Wild Rag!

Pat Waters' Acceptance Speech with a "Thank You" to Wild Rag!

April 7, 2018: PAT WATERS - Male Country Music Performer of the Year received Official Recognition at the 2018 Producers Choice Honors in Las Vegas and Pat Waters' acceptance speech included Wild Rag Vodka!  Doesn't get any better than this.   Pat Waters performed at the Wild Rag Vodka Tasting Room in Sandia, Texas recently and as the true Texan that he is, he is sharing the spotlight with us.  Click here for Pat Waters' speech. @patwatersmusic


South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag Vodka wins the Silver Medal in San Diego California's 2018 Distilled Spirits Competition!  See it here - KRISTV with Lee Sausley.

April 1, 2018 - KRISTV - LEE SAUSLEY


ALICE ECHO NEWS - "Sandia Distillery wins 2018 distillery competition".  (click here for full story).

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Royel Aguilar - Master Distiller & Founder of South Texas Distillery LLC Home of Wild Rag Vodka

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2018 Silver Medal Award Winner - Mesquite Bean Vodka:  2018 San Diego California's Spirit Competition.


CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER TIMES features "Your guide to 5 breweries in Corpus Christi.
South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag Vodka. And we make our own vodka in South Texas, too. South Texas Distillery Home of  Wild Rag Vodka opened in 2016 in Sandia." (Click here for full story).

 Photo: Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times:   Natalia E Contreras , Corpus Christi Caller-Times Published 3:05 p.m. CT Feb. 7, 2018 | Updated 11:45 a.m. CT Feb. 8, 2018

Photo: Courtney Sacco/Caller-Times:  Natalia E Contreras, Corpus Christi Caller-Times Published 3:05 p.m. CT Feb. 7, 2018 | Updated 11:45 a.m. CT Feb. 8, 2018


ARTISAN SPIRITS MAGAZINE features "We Are Here: Diversity Within The Distilling Industry" by Margarett Waterbury. Click here for article

 

LEE SAUSLEY of KRISTV Ch 6 featured South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag® Vodka
Sunday, APRIL 9, 2017. Click here to view full video clip.

 

THE TEXAS BUCKET LIST
Shane McAuliffe of The Texas Bucket List featured South Texas Distillery Home of Wild Rag® Vodka
March, 4-7, 2017.  Click here for full article: thetexasbucketlist.com

 

"What The COWBOYS Drink - Wild Rag® Vodka"
The Bend Magazine - Click here for story

 By Alexis De Leon Photos: Rachel Durrent

By Alexis De Leon
Photos: Rachel Durrent

 

"Sandia native opens first distillery in South Texas"
Corpus Christi Caller Times - click here for story

  Natalia E Contreras   , Corpus Christi Caller-Times 5:00 p.m. CT Nov. 13, 2016

Natalia E Contreras , Corpus Christi Caller-Times 5:00 p.m. CT Nov. 13, 2016

 

"Sandia's Wild Rag® Vodka to be distributed by L&F Distributers"
Alice Echo News, Alice, Texas - click here for story

 Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 2:08 PM Updated Aug 5, 2016 at 2:35 PM  By Andre  Lopezalopez@aliceechonews.com

Friday, Aug 5, 2016 at 2:08 PM Updated Aug 5, 2016 at 2:35 PM

By Andre Lopezalopez@aliceechonews.com

 

"Where the Wild spirits are"
Mysoutex - click here for story

  By Paul Gonzales, Mathis News Editor -  Sep 17, 2016

By Paul Gonzales, Mathis News Editor - Sep 17, 2016