Fort Worth Texas legendary Hell’s Half Acre was an accumulation of bordellos, saloons, and gambling parlors during the 1870s. Panther City Distillery’s spirits tell the story of a time when the legendary marshal of Fort Worth named Jim Courtwright attempted to keep the peace in a city revolving around a thriving cattle industry and a rambunctious red light district named Hell’s Half Acre.
The Acre was a logical response to the heavy traffic on the Chisholm Trail. All that beef on the hoof and all that testosterone on the saddle entered Fort Worth from the south. Vice was waiting right there on Cowtown’s back porch to greet the boys with a deck of cards, a bottle of liquor and a perfumed wink.
For more than 30 years the Acre was a sin-and-gin model of supply and demand. It was a two-fisted, pistol-packin’ easy-lovin veritable mall of vice that helped develop and establish Fort Worth’s economy. Panther City Distillery’s goal is to set a fire in the souls of the men and women who are confined to their generic spirits that lacks flavor. Our Hell’s Half Acre 1885 Vodka will liberate your spirit and become your favorite All-Natural, Gluten-Free vodka.