The Lone Star State is quickly becoming known for it's craft vodka and whisky, and now the Spirit of Texas distillery is adding rum to the mix.
Spirit of Texas President and Head Distiller Shaun Siems said he and a few coworkers initially began thinking about opening a brewery.
"We just looked at how much other competition there was out there, so we decided to come out with something different," he said.
To make their rum uniquely Texan, Spirit of Texas distillers actually add pecans to the barrels while the rum ages.
"I showed up one day, and he says, 'Here, try this,'" Spirit of Texas Distiller Michael Rajski said. "I took a sip of it, and I said, 'This is good whiskey. This tastes pretty good.' And he's like, 'No, that's our pecan rum.'"
Hear more about the Spirit of Texas, its Texas rum and how the distillery was built from the ground up in the "Let's Eat" segment above.