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It’s official, we have our federal and state license!! We are an officially licensed distillery located in the heart of Katy, Texas! We are the first distillery in Katy proper.Katy, suburb of Houston, Texas, is named for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (commonly referred to as the “K-T Railroad”, now a part of Union Pacific) that ran through Katy in the 19th century. Katy was once a major rice producer, and in order to commemorate the importance of rice to the Katy community, Katy holds the annual Rice Harvest Festival every October.
In 1893 the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad started laying rails through the area, and the railroad began operation in 1895. The town named after the MKT Railroad (which was called ‘the Katy’ by railroad officials) developed around the original train stop and railroad tracks.
The MKT railroad, the K-T train depot, and rice are very symbolic to the history and heritage of Katy. Because of that history and legacy, we have named ourselves MKT Distillery and we will use locally grown rice in every spirit we produce. By embracing those symbols, we will establish ourselves as “Katy’s Own”, which will help market our regional brand.
Now we just need to make the nectar of the gods, build out our tasting room, and share Katy’s own liquor with you, our friends and neighbors.