Milam & Greene Whiskey recently said it is releasing its third grain-to-glass bourbon, the Distillery Edition Batch Three Straight Bourbon Whiskey.
This is a certified Texas whiskey, made in Blanco, Texas, and like previous batches, it’s pot-distilled by Master Distiller Marlene Holmes in a 300-gallon copper still. It’s non-chill filtered and bottled at barrel proof.
The limited-edition bourbon is a batch of only four barrels, and The Distillery Edition Batch Three Straight Bourbon Whiskey is available at the Milam & Greene Whiskey Distillery and select retailers in Texas.
“Our Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon Whiskey is made with Texas-grown corn, and the entire process from mashing, fermenting, distilling, to aging is done on-site to create a Certified Texas Whiskey,” said Master Distiller Holmes, in a prepared statement. “We want to create a whiskey with an exuberant character that appeals to adventurous whiskey drinkers while retaining the classic bourbon personality of sweetness and spice. We are meticulous with our distilling techniques to achieve that balance.”
The mash bill for Batch Three is 70 percent corn, 22 percent malted rye, and eight percent malted barley. The proprietary yeast recipe has remained consistent for each of the three batches.
Holmes said that what sets Batch Three apart is the effect of the Texan terroir on the barrels as they age for three years, with the final months of aging in 2022 punctuated by exceptional heat.
She said the resulting whiskey is the most vigorous, spicy, and lively spirit of the Milam & Greene portfolio. Batch Three is hand-bottled at barrel proof (56.94% ABV/113.88 Proof).
“While we age and batch whiskies from various states together with our own Texas whiskey to make our Triple Cask Bourbon, we create our Distillery Edition Straight Bourbon to be an expression of Texas,” said Milam & Greene CEO and blender Heather Greene.
“Our Batch Three is certainly a reflection of the unique environment in Texas. Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Batch Three conveys the qualities that the hot and dry Texas Hill Country climate drives into the spirit under the care of skilled whiskey makers,” Greene added. “The past hot two months of extreme heat really added something unusual to it. It’s a ‘Texas-heat finished’ whiskey, and this is our most robust and feisty Distillery Edition yet.”
The distiller’s notes show Batch Three to have a deep amber color, and offers aromas of honey-baked grain, vanilla, fresh tobacco, and black tea with a hint of citrus that’s brought out with ice.
On the palate, the notes describe the whiskey as robust and piquant, with peppers and spice layered with cinnamon, caramel, and clove. The finish is warm and lingering.
Milam & Greene Distillery Edition Batch Three Straight Bourbon Whiskey has a suggested retail price of $119.99.
For more information, check out www.milamandgreenewhiskey.com.
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