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VODKA MADE BETTER

Fort Worth Texas’ top vodka comes from the legendary Hell’s Half Acre. This iconic “Cowtown” was home to some of the most notorious criminals of the turn of the century, and cultivated the women that held their affection. Hell’s Half Acre TX vodka merges the grittiness of the Wild West with the sweetness of femininity.
For more than 30 years, Hell’s Half Acre operated on 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.

The Best Texas Made Vodka since 1885

Hell’s Half Acre was also referred to as the town’s “Bloody Third Ward” due to the violence and lawlessness in the area. Rules were broken, blood was spilt, and sharing a bottle of alcohol was the way of breaking bread. These rough conditions gave birth to the best Texas vodka known to man.

“Distilled from cassava root, this unusual vodka shows distinct sweetness. Look for a light vanilla scent and hints of dulce de leche, almond and vanilla on the creamy palate, plus cinnamon sizzle on the finish. Ideal for dessert-like cocktails or anywhere a bit of sweetness is desired. Best Buy.” ~ Kara Newman, Spirits Editor

HHA's Will Carver

This classic cocktail of coffee liqueur, cream, and Hell's Half Acre Vodka has a smooth & warm embrace that only Texas can offer.

Who was Will Carver anyway?

William “News” Carver was an American outlaw and a member of Butch Cassidy’s Wild Bunch during the days of the Old Wild West. His nickname “News” was given to him because he enjoyed seeing his name in newspaper exposés of his gang activity. At the end of his notorious spree, Carver was ambushed and killed by Sheriff deputies in 1901.

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SWEET & SEDUCTIVE

Fort Worth Texas’ legendary Hell’s Half Acre was an accumulation of bordellos, saloons, and gambling parlors during the 1870s. The most infamous red-light district of the old “Wild West” was frequented by outlaws like “Longhair Jim” Courtright, Luke Short, Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Sam Bass, along with Butch Cassidy and his Wild Bunch.

For more than 30 years, Hell’s Half Acre operated on 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.
It was also referred to as the town’s “Bloody Third Ward” due to the violence and lawlessness in the area. Rules were broken, blood was spilt, and sharing a bottle of alcohol was their way of breaking bread.

The rich harvest of starches we use creates a sweet & savory flavor yielding a smooth, floral scented vodka.

The pleasant floral notes of our vodka compliment the subtle sweetness of the women that fueled the rebel spirit of the Old West, with a crisp taste to symbolize the grit & perseverance necessary for survival during of Westward expansion on the pallet.

Our Distillation Process

Hell’s Half Acre 1885 Vodka is distilled 6 times utilizing a 21 plate copper column and an intricate reverse osmosis machine to yield the purest and sweetest taste. A methodical balance of copper reflux columns, stainless steel pots, and the purest water produces one of the smoothest vodkas on the market.

Our vodka is known for being a strong, but smooth. This is because our distilling & filtering methods produce more than double the amount of fermentable sugars than found in standard corn, grain, or potato fermentation.

Our Filtration Process

Hell’s Half Acre 1885 Vodka is filtered through the finest Texas charcoal for the smoothest taste possible. In addition to charcoal filtering Hell’s Half Acre 1885 Vodka uses a freeze filtration process before bottling to remove any leftover impurities creating an even smoother, cleaner, and more consistent spirit.

In 2017, we were rated a top vodka company by the Wine Enthusiast buying guide, receiving a 92/100. All tastings reported in the Buying Guide were performed blind. Spirits go through a rigorous tasting process in peer-group flights of 5–8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context, but never the producer or retail price of any selection which allows the tasting process to maintain transparency. Ratings reflect what editors felt about the product. A score of 92/100 means the product was rated “excellent” and is highly recommended.

San Diego Spirits Festival

Double Gold Medalist

Berlin International Spirits Competition

Bronze Medalist

San Francisco World Spirits Competition

Bronze Medalist

New York International Spirits Competition

Silver Medalist

SIP Award ~ Product Packaging

Gold Medalist

New York International Spirits Competition

Gold Medalist

Denver International Spirit Competition

Silver Medalist