Austin, Texas, is tops in Texas for its distilling efforts, but the Dallas area has entered the market with small steps such as bourbon from Fort Worth and single-malt whiskey from Garland. The market has room to grow with distributors wanting local tastes and deals that bring niche creations to the mainstream. "It's more a drive to source things locally and be Texas-proud," said Laurent Spamer of Witherspoon Distillery.

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