Deep Eddy Vodka now owned by Kentucky beverage company

Photo by Arianna Auber / American-Statesman. Deep Eddy Vodka's distillery in Dripping Springs has been a popular destination since opening late last year.

Photo by Arianna Auber / American-Statesman. Deep Eddy Vodka’s distillery in Dripping Springs has been a popular destination since opening late last year.

Cross Deep Eddy Vodka off your list of Austin companies: Kentucky’s Heaven Hill Brands, one of the biggest players in the liquor industry, has recently purchased the local vodka makers for an undisclosed amount of money.

As the Statesman’s Gary Dinges reported yesterday, Deep Eddy’s five vodkas — including sweet tea, lemon, cranberry and ruby red grapefruit-flavored ones — will still be made at the large Deep Eddy distillery in Dripping Springs, and Eric Dopkins will stay on as president. Plus, the distillery will remain open to the public from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 12 to p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

Deep Eddy, founded in 2010, has seen tremendous success following the release of each of its vodkas, and it’s the fastest-growing spirits brand in the country, according to Dinges.

“This is an incredible day for Deep Eddy Vodka,” Dopkins said in Dinges’ story. “The Deep Eddy team and their distributor partners will remain in place and continue to build on the exceptional momentum of the brand alongside Heaven Hill.”

Heaven Hill’s boozy products include Evan Williams Bourbon, Burnett’s Vodka, Admiral Nelson’s Rum and Christian Brothers brandies, among others.


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