Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series

Thursday, November 08, 2018
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM (CT)
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Special Event
Pamela A. Luna, CAP-OM
Meadows Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
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Steve Ison, CEO and Co-Founder, Rebecca Creek Distillery, LLC

When Steve Ison founded San Antonio-based Rebecca Creek Distillery, he envisioned a local distillery that excelled in creating handcrafted spirits. Ison discovered his passion for high-quality spirits while observing the world’s most renowned brands while traveling the country and abroad after college. He returned determined to leave his mark on the niche artisan spirits market, which was mostly untapped in the United States. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas State University, a decade of experience as CEO of an insurance and risk management company, and a love for artisan spirits, Rebecca Creek Distillery opened to the public in October 2009.

Using a blend of old and new technology to produce some of Texas’ highest quality distilled spirits, Ison oversaw Rebecca Creek Distillery as it grew to become one of the largest craft distilleries in North America. Its award-winning lineup includes Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Whiskey, Texas Ranger Whiskey, Enchanted Rock Vodka and Enchanted Rock Peach Vodka. The products can be found on shelves in eight states, including Texas, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, Louisiana, New Mexico and Kansas.

Today, Rebecca Creek Distillery is a staple in the San Antonio community. Between hosting concerts, weddings, corporate events and “Whiskey and Wags” nights for dog owners, Ison never slows down. He is constantly brainstorming ways to create the perfect experience for those who interact with the Rebecca Creek Distillery brand.

Ison is an active member of The Entrepreneurs’ Organization San Antonio Chapter, and is a sought-after speaker at leadership and business development programs and seminars. He lives in San Antonio and has three children — Ashlyn, Ava and Austin.


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