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Longbranch®, the award-winning bourbon with a Kentucky soul and Texas heart co-created by Matthew McConaughey and the makers of Wild Turkey, has teamed up with Walden Retreats to bring to life a bourbon-centric, luxury ranch-style stay where whiskey fans of legal drinking age can immerse themselves in wonderment and adventure.

Located in the bucolic Texas Hill Country on the outskirts of Austin, Texas, The Longbranch Ranch at Walden Retreats is inspired by the imaginative spirit of Longbranch’s Creative Director Matthew McConaughey, his home state and the influence it has on the award-winning bourbon. Longbranch Bourbon has challenged tradition since its inception in 2018 by combining the unexpected – Kentucky straight bourbon and Texas mesquite – to create a bold and truly unique whiskey. The luxury ranch is a physical manifestation of Longbranch’s current Wonder What If campaign, which, just like the idea that led to the spirit’s creation, dares fans to discover what happens when they move beyond curiosity and into action. The ranch does this through a series of unexpected activities designed to ignite a sense of exploration and spark curiosity, including:

  • Creative Mixology Cocktail Hour – A private cocktail session with Longbranch specialty cocktails and curated food pairings
  • Walk in the Wilds – Audio-guided hike through the beautiful landscape of Texas Hill Country adjacent to the Longbranch Ranch at Walden Retreats
  • Illuminating Texas Night Sky Fly-Fishing – One-on-one guided glow-in-the-dark fly-fishing experience on the Pedernales River
  • Unexpected Sounds – Private string performance by classically trained musicians playing unexpected music ranging from pop to rock, all from the comfort of a private tent

Guests 21 and older can book a Longbranch Ranch package by visiting the “book now” page at for stays beginning March 1, 2023. The Longbranch Ranch room, priced at $425 per night*, is adorned with pops of the brand’s signature gold color throughout and comes with surprise and delight gifts including a signed copy of Matthew McConaughey’s book Greenlights and other items for guests to enjoy. Guests can choose to add one or more of the unexpected experiences to their stay for an additional fee.

For each Longbranch Ranch package booked, the brand will donate the equivalent cost of the stay to The Trail Conservancy, a local nonprofit dedicated to protecting Austin’s beloved Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail.

“Longbranch Bourbon brings people together and sparks connection in unexpected ways, so let your imagination be your compass and indulge in finding the beauty in it all,” said McConaughey.

Walden Retreats Founder and CEO Blake Smith added, “Providing our guests with an authentic outdoor experience that offers an inspiring welcome to nature is an essential part of our story. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Longbranch to offer a unique stay that encourages people to unplug their phones, toast the night sky and enjoy life at a slower pace.”

Longbranch is an exceptional eight-year-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon refined with American oak and mesquite charcoals, offering a nose of vanilla and toffee, and rich flavors of caramel, pear, and hints of citrus to round out the palate.

Whether raising a glass at The Longbranch Ranch, enjoying with friends at a favorite bar or during a quiet time at home, Longbranch reminds you to sit, sip and wonder, responsibly.

*Room rate varies by season

November 1, 2022

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