Seeking the Lone Star State’s promising life and land, Luckenbach Road Whiskey's Founder Stewart Lawrence Skloss’s fourth great-grandfather, Heinrich “Henry” Ochs, moved his family from Germany to Gillespie County in 1851 - becoming one of the town’s first teachers, as well as a County Clerk and founder of the Buckhorn Saloon. He became teacher and clerk, not a teetotaler, and as such, recognized the need for a place to socialize and grab a drink. Henry took it upon himself to establish one of the first distilleries in Gillespie County and saloons in Fredericksburg. Originally called Buckhorn Whiskey, the family’s personal recipe, made from local harvest of course, was served at the popular local watering hole. The distillery uses the same hand-crafted recipe, known for its tried-and-true taste, Luckenbach Road Whiskey Distillery.