About TXWA

Our Purpose

The Texas Whiskey Association is established by a trailblazing group of whiskey makers with the common goal to promote Texas Whiskey, educate consumers and support distilleries that produce whiskey all within the territorial boundaries of the State of Texas. Together we intend to create and grow worldwide demand, appreciation and respect for whiskies made in Texas by:

  • Educating consumers about what Texas Whiskies are and are not
  • Encouraging truth and transparency in labeling;
  • Setting certification standards that assure quality and authenticity;
  • Establishing and promoting an educational and enjoyable Texas Whiskey Trail for consumers and advocates.

Our Board

Jared Himstedt

TXWA  President

Robert Likarish

TXWA  Secretary

Ty Phelps

TXWA  Treasurer

Dennis Rylander

TXWA  Director

Daniel Whittington

TXWA  Director

Spencer Whelan

Executive Director (Ex-Officio)

Our Team

Spencer Whelan

Executive Director

Wade Woodard

Compliance Officer

Sarah Whelan

Operations Officer

Contact Us


1011 San Jacinto Blvd. Suite 303
Austin, Texas 78701