Island Getaway Rum, based out of Dripping Springs, is bringing the brand to countries like Canada, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas — An Austin woman is breaking barriers and putting Texas on the map, globally.
Stephanie Houston is the founder of Island Getaway Rum, the first Latina-owned distillery in Texas. Houston and her team are taking the local distillery, based in Dripping Springs, to a national producer, setting their sights on global expansion.
Island Getaway Rum is one of very few U.S. producers of dark rum, with a variety of flavors ranging from orange to coconut and white rum. In partnership with the Texas Department of Agriculture on trade missions, Houston – a University of Texas at Austin alum – and her team are bringing the brand to places like Canada, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
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