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Deep Eddy Vodka moving distillery to bigger building in Buda

Arianna Auber
aauber@statesman.com

After less than two years in a brand-new facility in Dripping Springs, Deep Eddy Vodka is relocating production to an already existing space in Buda — five times the size of the current one — but keeping the tasting room open where it is.

The producer of flavored spirits was sold last year to Kentucky’s Heaven Hill Brands, one of the biggest players in the liquor industry, and has plans to continue its skyrocketing growth. That’s not possible at the Dripping Springs location, even though it had been built in 2014 to accommodate increased production.

Instead, Deep Eddy Vodka is moving the distillery to a building in Buda that is morethan 194,000sq. ft. andsitson more than 15 acresofland. At 150 Precision Dr., the facility’s whopping size ensures “long term growth potential” for the vodka brand, according to a news release. 

“This project brings new revenue, jobs and excitement to our community, and this company will be a great addition to the growing Buda economy for years to come,” Buda EconomicDevelopmentCorporation director Ann Miller said in the release.

In the move, Deep Eddy Vodka intends to keep on all existing employees, about 40 people. The company plans to add 20 new positions over the next 10 years, another boon of the move.

But visitors to the tasting room won’t have to brave I-35 traffic to get there — that’s remaining at the Dripping Springs facility unless Deep Eddy Vodka decides to take advantage of a $25,000 cash incentive from Buda’s EDC. The money is an obvious allure, but so are Deep Eddy’s current headquarters: the 5,000 sq. ft. tasting room is located along U.S. 290 West, not far from where other distilleries and breweries, such as Treaty Oak Distilling and Jester King Brewery, are also at.

Renovations on the Buda facility will begin later this year, so Deep Eddy Vodka hopes to move in and begin full production there early next year.

For more information about the vodka maker, visit deepeddyvodka.com.