Fort Worth Distillery Open, Crafting Vodka from Texas Black-Eyed Peas

Distilling Co.
launched March 4 with a grand opening event featuring
craft cocktails and tastings of BLK EYE Vodka, the first vodka crafted
by hand from black-eyed peas.

Distilled in a historic firehouse in Fort Worth, Texas, BLK EYE Vodka
started as a bold vision during challenging times for a family-owned
black-eyed pea farm in Muleshoe, Texas.

Years of drought and poor crop yields took their toll on master
distiller Trey Nickels, who worked on his family’s land. The
circumstances inspired a bold idea – distilling vodka from black-eyed
peas. The result is an ultra premium, uncommonly smooth vodka with a
clean, subtle taste ideal for mixing or sipping. Amino acids found in
the black-eyed peas contribute to a higher-quality spirit.

All ingredients are sourced from Texas, and that includes the artwork on
the limited-edition bottle. The debut bottle features the work of Fort
Worth landscape artist Pat Gabriel, who gives a nod to the signature
ingredient with his multimedia illustration of sunflowers growing in a
field of black-eyed peas. The BLK EYE brand will continue to evolve as
it commissions other local artists to share what it means to be a true
Texas original.

BLK EYE Vodka is available in select stores and at the distillery, which
is open to the public for tastings, tours and special events. A tasting
room on the second floor of the distillery offers BLK EYE Vodka and the
distillery-exclusive small-batch spirits as cocktails or by the bottle.

Distillery Tour Times:
2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m. Saturday

Tasting Room Hours:
5-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday
2-9 p.m.

Distillery Location:
503 Bryan Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104

Anyone who is 21 or older is welcome to visit the distillery.

About BLK EYE Vodka and BlackEyed Distilling Co.

BLK EYE Vodka is the first vodka crafted by hand from black-eyed peas.
All ingredients are sourced from Texas, and this one-of-a-kind spirit is
distilled in a historic firehouse in Fort Worth, Texas, by BlackEyed
Distilling Co. Learn more at


BlackEyed Distilling Co.
Todd Gregory, 817-349-9977
Nickels, 817-349-9977