FIRESTONE and ROBERTSON DISTILLING CO. Company Profile
In 2010, Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson founded the Firestone & Robertson Distilling Co., the only artisanal bourbon whiskey distillery in North Texas. We became partners because of our shared vision to create uniquely Texan expressions of classic whiskeys, which we could offer at an exceptional value. Troy Leo SmilingWe love everything about the world of whiskey: the history, the people, the techniques, the art, the science, the equipment and the satisfaction of sharing an incredible whiskey with friends. But we didn’t always know that we shared the same passion – or that we both wanted to leave the corporate world to act on the same entrepreneurial instinct. We became friends a few years ago, because our kids were in the same playgroup, but neither one of us had any idea of the other’s distillation dreams – until we both independently made plans to visit the same craft distillery to learn more about the trade. Troy got there first, and while chatting with the owner, discovered that “another Fort Worth guy” had scheduled a visit the following week. Imagine Troy’s surprise when he found out it was Leonard. “I hear you want to get into the whiskey business?” Troy said when he called Leonard later. Leonard, who’d told no one but his wife about his plans, was floored. We got together for lunch the next day and quickly discovered we had the same vision for a truly Texas bourbon whiskey, and the same obsession with old-fashioned craftsmanship. We both had extensive experience with startup companies, and we immediately realized that together, we had the passion and know-how to make our whiskey dreams a reality. Distillery Icon We set out to find a suitable building for our distillery, and finally found the perfect location – a reclaimed prohibition-era warehouse just south of downtown Fort Worth. We completely renovated the interior, using materials we found in the building. Then we added two brand new copper pot stills, custom built to our specifications by Vendome Copper & Brass Works, Inc., the best still manufacturer in the world. We think the distillery is just awesome. And we think the whiskeys we’re producing are exceptional. We’d like nothing better than to show you how we create them, and, of course, give you a sample of each delicious product. Please come visit us. That would make us (and hopefully you) very happy.