Six months into her retirement, and after years at some of the most iconic restaurants in San Antonio, Katie McKee is bringing her energy and talents to another Southtown staple, Dorćol Distilling + Brewing Co.

Many know her as the gray-haired gal that helped manage Liberty Bar for years. After retiring late last year, and unwilling to sit still for long, we wanted to get her back into the industry that shaped so much of her life. With her boisterous personality, genuine affinity for hospitality and love of community and the people who shape it, we are excited to announce that Katie is out of retirement and back in the Dorćol.   

"I believe it's the people in the neighborhood that make it what it is," Katie said. "There is a lot of incredible stuff going on around town, and Dorćol plays an integral part in making Southtown a vibrant and interesting part of San Antonio with its own unique identity." 

As Dorćol's brands, Kinsman and HighWheel, continue to grow, the Kentucky native will be called on to help in various capacities, meaning you'll probably see her behind the bar slinging drinks from time to time. Still, her focus will be on special projects at our South Flores shop and peddling Kinsman and HighWheel to area establishments. 

"We're so excited to welcome a friend to the team, it was love at first email" said Chris Mobley, co-founder and distiller. "She brings such a wealth of knowledge and will be a great addition to help further our efforts and grow our reach." 

So when you see Katie making the rounds around town, feel free to celebrate her new venture by saluting her with her drink of choice: Kinsman neat.