Annual Holiday “Treat” Available Via Beginning Monday, October 24 at 1:00pm CST

Austin, TX (October 18, 2022) – Still Austin Whiskey Co., a homegrown distillery situated in the heart of South Austin, is thrilled for the annual release of its limited-edition Monster Mash cask strength whiskey under its special “Distillery Reserve Series” just in time for the Halloween holiday.

The whiskey was handmade from grain-to-glass at the distillery, aged for four years in new charred American Oak barrels, and bottled at 108.6 proof (54.3% ABV). This year’s (monster) mash bill is a wicked blend of five Texas grains: 63% white corn, 17% winterhawk wheat, 10% malted rye, 8% rye and 2% malted barley.

As in years past, this whiskey uses five “super sacks” found in the distillery which were all less than half full. Head Distiller John Schrepel decided to see what happened when he combined each of the remaining grains found in each sack. The result is a spooky spirit with a veritable trick-or-treat bag of tasting notes, featuring impressions of caramels, almond bars, pecan candied apples, chocolate and lingering afternotes of cream soda.

Once again, the team partnered with Austin-based artist Dan Grissom of Biscuit Press on the bottle artwork. This year’s label features the familiar tree monster as in years past, who has gone trick-or-treating in a mummy costume.

How to Purchase

Consumers will have the chance to purchase a 750ml bottle beginning Monday, October 24 at 1:00pm CST by visiting Price is $100 per bottle plus tax, which will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Patrons can pick up their bottles at the Still Austin distillery (440 E. St Elmo Road Unit F) on Friday, October 28, beginning at 12pm. Bottles must be picked up at the distillery and cannot be shipped.

Grain-to-Glass Philosophy

Still Austin is an independent craft whiskey distillery founded in 2015, focusing on a true grain-to-glass concept that produces the highest quality whiskey by perfecting every part of the process and using local resources and sustainable practices. The team is committed to carrying out each part of the process in-house. That means never sourcing whiskey from another distillery, and instead always hand-making everything from scratch, and managing everything in-house – milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling, barreling and bottling.

The Still Austin distilling team is led by Head Distiller John Schrepel, Master Blender Nancy Fraley and veteran Master Distiller Mike Delevante, one of the most experienced and respected distillers in North America who designed the distillery to make the highest quality whiskey. That includes a 42-foot custom-made column, “Nancy,” (and her sister copper-pot still, “The Queen”) which give the distillers serious creative license to create unique new flavors and spirits. For more information, visit

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About Still Austin Whiskey Co.

Founded in 2015 by three Austin families, Still Austin Whiskey Co. is a true grain-to-glass distillery, located at 440 East St. Elmo Road in the heart of Austin, Texas. All spirits are hand crafted using grains grown by Texas farmers. Still Austin’s collection of spirits includes the flagship Straight Bourbon Whiskey (aka “The Musician”), Cask Strength Bourbon, Straight Rye Whiskey (aka “The Artist”), and American Gin (aka “The Naturalist”). Still Austin places a high value on sustainability, with a focus on cutting carbon emissions through local sourcing, increasing the biodiversity of the region through heritage grains, returning spent grains to local ranchers to feed their animals, and operating a distillery that is designed for energy efficiency and water conservation.

About the Artist

Dan Grissom is an illustrator, designer, painter, and printmaker based in Austin, Texas. He specializes in screen printed concert posters and has done work for a diverse list of musicians including many local Austin bands. His gallery work includes solo exhibitions at the University of New Mexico Gallup and Northwestern State University in Louisiana. Dan has been a part of many group exhibitions including several through Spoke Art Gallery based in San Francisco and New York. His work has also been featured in several art books as well as magazines based in the U.S., France, and Brazil. In 2015, Dan built a screen printing and letterpress shop in his garage called Biscuit Press where his work is printed, as well as the work of other local artists and designers. He’s taught multiple screen printing workshops with art students at both the University of Texas in Austin and the University of New Mexico in Gallup. Find him on Instagram @dangrissom and Facebook @dangrissomart.

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