Deep Eddy Vodka Distillery
Founded in 2010, Deep Eddy Vodka has seen tremendous growth, becoming a go-to choice for many flavored vodka enthusiasts. With their fast success came a need for more space, but Deep Eddy didn’t want to venture too far from their original location in Dripping Springs. This provided an opportunity to purchase an existing building in Buda, Texas that fit the need of a multi-use facility including office, warehouse, and distillery space. Fuse worked with Sabre Commercial through a design-build delivery to design and build-out the existing space to accommodate the needs of Deep Eddy’s continuing growth.
Technology / Industrial
There are several safety considerations that must be considered when designing and building a distillery. Deep Eddy distills in batches and the vodka is distilled 10 times per batch. The process produces a highly concentrated alcohol and must be separated from the other activities in the facility. This area is contained in a secure enclosure meeting all code requirements for that function including area separation, ventilation, and perimeter trench containment. Fuse applied previous experience working on manufacturing facilities that include hazardous material processes and high-level safety requirements to ensure that the Deep Eddy facility would meet all compliance mandates.
Design & Construction
Working with Sabre through the design-build method proved to be beneficial to ensure that Fuse was meeting the needs of the user groups and staying within the project budget. The design-build process provides up-to-date costs analysis through the design and helps the design team establish the best solutions for the owner. Since Fuse and Sabre Commercial have worked on several design-build projects together, they were able to work as an efficient team to deliver the design quickly with getting timely critical decisions from the owner. For the office interior finishes, they were focused on providing a backdrop for Deep Eddy’s well-known branding image while using as much of the existing materials as possible.