Bone Bourbon Latest In A Rising Tide Of Texas Bourbons

Bone Bourbon Latest In A Rising Tide Of Texas Bourbons

By Nino Marchetti / August 24, 2015

Behind Kentucky one of the most exciting rising stars in the American bourbon race has to be Texas. A number of distilleries there, including Garrison Brothers, Balcones Distilling and Ranger Creek, are already producing limited amounts of this spirit, and now joining them is Bone Spirits, a farm to bottle operation that’s just unveiled its new Bone Bourbon.

Pricing for around $45 for a 750 ml bottle in Texas, Bone Bourbon is crafted by an outfit which bills itself as producing “quality, hand crafted spirits from locally sourced grains.” To this end, the mash bill of this new bourbon is said to consist of a mix of local Texas corn and Oklahoma rye that’s been aged “for more than two years” in American oak barrels which were influenced “in the extreme Texas seasons.”

image via Bone Spirits

image via Bone Spirits

Tasting notes from Bone Spirits indicate this bourbon to have, on the nose, “maple and caramel with spicy rye and vanilla.” Upon hitting the palate, the whiskey showcases “bold rye followed by toasted cinnamon and tobacco,” before settling into “a soft buttery finish with mellow cherry and dried plum fruit notes.”

“It’s an exciting time for bourbon lovers,” said Bone Spirits owner Jeff Peace in a statement. “Fortunately for Texans, distillers who actually distill from raw grains, who had the time, space, resources and patience to barrel large volumes of spirits many years ago and continue to do so, can finally share with the world.

“For nearly five years we’ve worked very hard to create our brands from scratch using local grains. Bone Bourbon has no ‘barrel equivalencies,’ no rare or exotic blends and not one ounce of Indiana or Kentucky in it. It’s proudly Texan.”