In 2011, a chance meeting with James Davidson and Benjamin Calais at a pot luck dinner club sparked a conversation between the two of them about the art of distilling. At the time, James was interested in whiskey production after learning his father might be interested in opening a distillery. Ben and James began to meet regularly at the dinner club often discussing French rums, the early beginning concept of HYE Rum.
James spent the next 6 years immersed in rums. He searched for the best rums available in the US, France and the Caribbean – always learning more and more about the style he wanted to produce.
After 3 years of operating at our distillery in Hye, James has perfected a formula for our flagship White, Dark & Spiced Rums with the intent of distribution across the US and beyond. In addition, he has added a barrel program that simulates some of the highest quality rums we have come across over the years. We are pleased to offer those rums exclusively to our Rum Club, a members only small batch release 3 times a year.
Over the last 4 years, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people on our rum journey from all around the globe. We are excited for our next chapter and would love to see our little Texas brand make a splash in the spirit industry. We are working hard and are so proud to bring you HYE Rum – an island inspired rum from the fabulous Texas Hill Country. Cheers ~Stephanie M. Houston, CoFounder, HYE Rum
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Carefully Crafted in Texas
Traditional Methods & Jamaican-Inspired
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Hye, TX 78635
Thursday: 12pm – 5pm Friday: 12pm – 6pm
Saturday 12pm – 6pm Sunday 12pm – 5pm
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