Any legal producer of whiskey (with a DSP) who is producing a product that meets the five criteria for certification by the Association is eligible to have their product(s) certified.
TXWA members must either have a Certified Texas Whiskey™ product currently available to the public OR is in process of producing a Certified Texas Whiskey™ product currently. Members and non-members must apply for each product (per unique UPC code), and must schedule an on-site visit by a representative of TXWA to verify the production process all occurs in state for the applied products.
The same criteria of certification apply to both TXWA members and non-members, however member and non members pay a different licensing structure for use of the Certified Texas Whiskey™ on their verified products. TXWA members pay $0.10 /9L case of Certified Texas Whiskey™ product SKUs sold in the previous year. Non-members pay $0.20 /9L case of Certified Texas Whiskey™ product SKUs sold in the previous year.
All applications are held in strict confidence by officers of the TXWA Compliance Team.