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

Limited Drive Thru Hours March & April 2020

Mon-Sat 10am – 12pm for drive thru pickup
Sunday: Reserved

Head Distiller.  Rum artist.  Master Tour Guide.

James Davidson
CoFounder, Distiller

Austin-based entrepreneur.  Brand builder.  Strategist.

Stephanie Houston

Why Choose Us?

Carefully Crafted in Texas

Our rums are carefully crafted using the highest quality non-GMO molasses and French Oak to keep all of our spirits intact.  From the spirit to the bottle, we strive to bring you the best rums fermented, distilled and bottled in Hye, Texas.

Traditional Methods & Jamaican-Inspired

Traditionally made from molasses and double-distilled in a copper pot still over an open flame for maximum flavor, body and texture.  Our distillers keep the spirit intact from the still to the bottle.

Experience the Distillery

Visit our tasting room in Hye to experience our rums or craft cocktails made from scratch.  Available wholesale for restaurants and bars throughout Texas through Ambiente.  Request Hye Rum at your favorite spot.
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11247 Hwy. 290, West

Hye, TX 78635

April 2020 until normal hours resume
Mon-Sat 12pm – 4pm for drive thru pickup
Sunday: Reserved