Founded in 2009 by Steve Ison and Mike Cameron, Rebecca Creek Distillery was the first legal distillery in South Texas after Prohibition. It has since grown to become one of the largest craft distilleries in North America with nearly 85,000 cases sold annually. The distillery offers free tours on Fridays and Saturdays, and its tasting room and gift shop are open to the public for group tastings and private events for up to 500 people. 

Ingredients
—4 oz. Rebecca Creek Whiskey
—5.5 cups of pinot noir
—1/3 cup sugar
—.25 teaspoon cinnamon
—24 oz. Orangina
—1 orange

Directions
Mix sugar and cinnamon and rim glass with orange slice. Combine Pinot Noir, orange beverage and whiskey in pitcher. Stir 30 seconds. Pour cocktails in rimmed glass and serve with orange slice.

Courtesy of Rebecca Creek Distillery, and its premium whiskey, Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Whiskey

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And a record year it was—but not for good reasons. Layoffs and furloughs, major losses in sales, and too many cancellations and postponed events to count made 2020 a year that catering companies will never forget.