OUR STORY

The Blackland Prairie runs from the Red River to the north down to San Antonio in the south. Lightning fires cleared the land for native tall grass to thrive in the rich, dark soil. Working through established practices and challenging convention at each turn, Blackland has remastered spirits – bringing new life into every sip.

Meet the Makers

Founder Markus Kypreos (right) is a Fort Worth native, attorney, Culinary School of Fort Worth graduate, and certified sommelier. His curious epicurean outlook inspires the venture. Distiller Ezra Cox (left) has 20 years of experience brewing and distilling, and a deep enthusiasm for creating premium spirits.

awards & honors

FROM OUR SOPHISTICATED SUITE OF SPIRITS TO OUR ‘SWANKY’ TEXAS TASTING ROOM, BLACKLAND HAS WON ITS FAIR SHARE OF HARDWARE.
  • American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards | Gold | Excellence in Packaging | 2023
  • Texas Whiskey Festival Awards | Gold | Rye Whiskey & Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon | 2023
  • International London Spirits Awards | Silver | Gin, Bourbon, & Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon | 2023
  • Wine and Spirits Wholesale Association Awards | Silver | Gin | 2023
  • ASCOT Awards | Gold | Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon | 2022
  • USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards | Top 10 Best New Craft Distillery | 2021
  • Bartender Spirits Awards | Silver | Texas Pecan Brown Sugar Bourbon | 2021
  • American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards | Gold | Brand Identity | 202o
  • American Distilling Institute Craft Spirits Awards | Gold | Vodka | 202o
  • Proof Awards | Double Gold | Vodka & Rye Whiskey | 2020
  • CultureMap TasteMaker Awards | Bar of the Year | 2020